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Fauci Confirms Wearing Mask Is Only Symbolic

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.

Comments (15)

  1. I’ve worn a mask a total of 15 minutes to have blood drawn and 15 minutes to vote. I haven’t worn one since. Can’t breathe with the things. Even if I could, I still would not wear one. The above article is precisely WHY.

  2. Fire Drs Fauci and Birx . Obviously they dont know either what to do except how to ruin the economy. The heat and sunlight will take care of it. Now the summer activities are shut down even knowing that the curve is flattened. Of course theres gonna be a rerun on the flu. Always is. Every year. But now we’re more prepared. Start living already.

    • Follow the money especially with Dr Fauci….there is no scientific data that shows wearing a mask makes anyone safe, there is data showing wearing a mask can lower oxygen levels if worn too long, can actually be dangerous for your health. The shit down of our Economy was to Flatten the curve- to help our healthcare facilities not get overwhelmed, we achieved that…we have been shut down way too long, now dangerously too long, becoming harmful like wearing a mask! Now the Govs knowing they cannot continue to keep their states closed, the numbers won’t allow it, can keep the charade going by insisting of the masks, it’s about power, control until as long as possible…move along, get back to work, wash your hands, stand 6 feet apart, if you don’t feel well- for god’s sake please stay home!

      • Very well said. Both Fauci and the Surgeon General have issued videos saying that the facemasks are actually unhealthy! Now they have changed their stories. Evertbody is selling these ridulous facemasks at a premium. My family refuses to wear one and any vendor that requires does not receive our business.

  3. I’ve been calling this the ControlUs Virus for a long time now, and I still believe that is essentially what it amounting to. Kind of like a silent revolution and take over of our freedoms in the U.S., one at a time and all without a shot being fired. It’s time we all stand up and protect our freedoms and liberties of our America. We can’t be silent any longer. Think about it.

  4. I quit wearing my mask, because I have asthma, and when I wear the mask I start to wheeze. Since the particles of covid are so small and can GO THROUGH a mask, I am doing myself more harm than good wearing one!

  5. There is not a FACE MASK made that can filter out the tiny coronavirus. All we are doing is breathing back in our STALE breath. One Wary Patriot. Team Trump and his allies 2020.

  6. I’ve long suspected that wearing a mask is just symbolism over substance and now I have proof of it.

  7. Dr. Fauci and Dr. Birx have stated all along that the masks consumers can wear are not 100% effective, but they say if each of us wears them, it helps to prevent problems. They wear them except when physically distant from others at a press briefing, and now even then.
    – We also know that birth control isn’t 100% effective as well, yet we know that NOT using it spreads disease and causes pregnancy, and we urge everyone NOT to have unprotected sex.
    – Let’s draw the parallels and be sensible, please!

    And the person who urges others to wear masks yet won’t do so without being forced, is our President, who has pressured those around him to NOT wear masks because he thinks it makes them look weak. Why not point out that?

    • You are mandating everyone wear masks whether or not they have difficulty doing so. And where has all this compassion & thoughtfulness about what anyone else breathes in all these decades. Why so much compassion about covid but not pneumonia, influenza, aids, etc.
      I think it is hilarious folks wearing products made in China …… really?

    • You are a vicitm of Fauci’s very impressive talent for casing spells with words. “Masks are not 100% effective.” Try Masks are 100% NOT effective. Find one study that says Masks are preventative of anything but breathing oxygen. Go to CDCs own site on Face Masks. Go to the “Recent Studies” list at the bottom. Find the studies (CDC does not provide the links because they know people are lazy). You will not find one mention — not one — of Face Masks in one of those studies. Read the New England Journal of Medicine piece “Universal Masking in HOSPITALS (not retail stores) in the COVID Era”. “We know that wearing a mask outside health care facilities offers little, if any, protection from infection.” Even in a health care setting, “A mask will not protect providers caring for a patient with active COVID if it’s not accompanied by meticulous hand hygiene, eye protection, gloves, and gowns.” The purpose of Face Masks is obedience, submission, silence, humiliation, Hive Mind. Follow the herd get led to the slaughter.

  8. The virus is 1/10 of a micron in size, and most masks are good for 20 microns at the very best. That is like trying to keep a ping pong ball from going through an 8′ 8-1/3 inch hole. Look at the truth people, masks are worthless, and this virus is doing what all viruses do, burn out on their own.

  9. Everyone knew this was just another Fake News Story…you bet it was a story to be believed. Did Soros have a part in Fauci’s
    salary? We began to see this little Squirt think He was God…and he had a lot of holes in his stories…You could almost see
    Trump was suspecting that “little “s it!” from the beginning…..Kind of like Russia, Russia, Russia, impeachment and now
    they going for another impeachment to see if we will fall for it again…Give up…we got it the first time, Idiots!

  10. Wearing a mask in public makes me feel more comfortable about meeting someone in the grocery aisle, but I have long since stop believing what Fauci and Birx say. They don’t have any more of a clue than the rest of us do since this is a new virus, yet they have put out information as though they are the first and last word on our activities. Some Governors have become mini dictators, shutting down almost all public venues, yet they have no scientific knowledge other than what Fauci and Birx have said. This has been the most destructive exercise against the economy ever perpetrated in this country.
    Then we have the stupid riots and destruction of businesses, vehicles, whatever is in their path. We now have total anarchy with some city and state officials doing nothing to quell the disturbances. If the people who are organizing the mobs think their riots will make people more sympathetic to their cause, they are wrong; most people do not condone burning and looting.

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