Media whore Dr. Anthony Fauci just won’t go away. Just the News reports that the former National Institute of Allergy and Infection Diseases was quoted in a New York Times Magazine profile as saying masks work only at the margins about 10% of the time.
After the piece was published, he clarified his statement by talking to CNN. Host Kaitlan Collins asked, “To hear that they only work at the margins, maybe 10% would make a lot of people ask, ‘OK then why was I wearing a mask for so many times?’”
Fauci said that masks don’t work much because people don’t wear them properly. He said, “The individual who religiously wears a properly fitted mask (KN95 or N95), the effect is much, much, much better than that. It’s 85, 90% or more.”
Fauci didn’t explain how he came to any of his conclusions, of course, but then again, he never does. Science and facts aren’t his strong suit. He thinks the mask mandates didn’t go over well because he didn’t explain them good enough and why they were so important.
Fauci also told the NYT that he wasn’t responsible for the lockdowns. Fauci said, “Show me a school that I shut down and show me a factory that I shut down. Never. I never did.” He went on to say, “I gave a public health recommendation that echoed the CDC’s recommendation, and people made a decision based on that. But I never criticized the people who had to make the decisions one way or the other.”
Looks like the man at the top of the pandemic response is absolving himself of any criticism for being at the top of the pandemic response.
Fauci DID admitted that the government sucked during the pandemic (which means he sucked as well). He told CNN, “We thought we were the best-prepared country in some respects from a scientific standpoint, as manifested by the overwhelming success of the rapid development of the vaccine, that we did very well. But when it came to the implementation of public health, the uniformity of a response, the communication, the ability to get data in real time, we really fell very short.”
He said the two main problems were divisiveness in politics and the fracturing of the US health care delivery system.
While those two things may have caused issues, the two main problems during the pandemic were Fauci and Democrats.