When it comes to the coronavirus pandemic, there is a great deal of confusion as to what we can do on a personal level to mitigate the spread. Since the so called experts cannot stop changing their opinions, it is easy to see why people are getting so frustrated. It seems like the medical professionals who are tasked with seeing us through are telling us something different on an everyday basis.
One day, we are given the advice that we MUST follow and then it changes within 24 hours. President Trump put together a coronavirus task force as soon as the extent of the virus’ spread was readily apparent. Initially, Dr. Birx and Dr. Fauci were preaching to everyone about the necessity of masks. This seemed understandable enough at the time.
That was after they were preaching to everyone about the necessity of making sure that we were leaving enough masks for the front line medical workers. Once mask production was sped up to produce more options for the general public, these concerns seemed to have been eliminated. It only got confusing when the same people who were telling us to wear masks were speaking publicly while keeping their faces bare.
These types of attitudes are not helpful. Government officials are not our parents and the “do as I say, not as I do” mentality gets old fast. People are already being told to surrender personal freedoms for the greater good of their country. It’s hard to expect them to fall in line when their government officials cannot even seem to decide on the proper course of action.
Dr. Fauci chooses not to wear a face mask when he is addressing the press and then wonders why the American public is looking to bend the new rules. Maybe if the officials who were constantly handing down regulations were willing to follow them, things might be different? We are not medical experts but this one seems pretty darn obvious.
“I want to protect myself and protect others, and also because I want to make it be a symbol for people to see that that’s the kind of thing you should be doing,” Fauci, the nation’s top infectious disease expert and a member of the White House’s coronavirus task force, told CNN’s Jim Sciutto on “Newsroom.”
Fauci said he believes that while wearing a mask is not “100% effective,” it is a valuable safeguard and shows “respect for another person.”
Fauci and Birx are now trying their best to wear masks whenever they have to speak publicly and they have renewed their push to make everyone else wear them. This is especially ridiculous when you stop to consider the fact that Fauci himself admits that these masks are only being worn as a symbolic gesture. While these masks are not considered to be very effective by the doctor, he says that they should be worn as a sign of respect for our fellow man.
This is all well and good but we want to know why he and the task force felt as if they did not need to wear them all this time? Fauci’s virtue signaling needs to be called out immediately. The sad part is that most Americans do not mind wearing a mask. Lots of people want to portray Americans as selfish jerks who do not care about the welfare of their fellow citizens but nothing could further from the actual truth.
“We often talk about the the possibility of a second wave, or of an outbreak when you’re reopening,” Fauci, the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases and a key member of the White House coronavirus task force, said on CNN. “We don’t have to accept that as an inevitability.”
“And particularly when people start thinking about the fall. I want people to really appreciate that, it could happen but it is not inevitable,” he added.
Last month, Fauci had said in multiple interviews that a second wave of COVID-19 was indeed unavoidable.
“It’s inevitable that the coronavirus will return next season. … When it does, how we handle it, will determine our fate,” he told NBC News.
People just want to know that they are taking the right steps. The coronavirus task force’s actions are only serving to confuse them. Masks are now going to become political fodder for the rest of the year. These debates are not doing anything to help the American people. Cloth masks are turning into more of a fashion statement than anything else. This was predictable, though. Disaster capitalism is never, ever going to take a day off.
America is slowly starting to reopen their doors but citizens are still worried about a potential second wave. Fauci cannot even seem to make up his mind on this, either. At first, everyone needed to be very worried because the second wave was about to show up. Now, he claims that the second wave is not as inevitable as we once thought. Hopefully, there is truly a light at the end of the tunnel. No one wants to spend their fall and winter stuck indoors.