Fauci says masks “Aren’t Very Effective” in preventing COVID spread in released Emails, media spins it

By Eric Daugherty, Florida's Voice

January 7, 2022 Updated 8:33 PM ET

Tuesday night, Buzzfeed News and The Washington Post published thousands of emails from Dr. Anthony Fauci, the Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases and chief medical advisor to the President. 

The emails were obtained via the Freedom of Information Act.

Since the dawn of the COVID-19 pandemic, Fauci has switched his position on the necessity and importance of wearing a facial covering. 

First, he told Americans that they should not be wearing masks. “There’s no reason to be walking around with a mask,” he said last March. Medical equipment like surgical masks were needed for medical personnel – which was not made clear initially. Then, Fauci and the CDC told the public to wear masks to “slow the spread” of COVID.

The argument was not that wearing masks protect the wearer, but that they will catch droplets of the virus and prevent, or slow, its spread.

The CDC’s recommendations to wear facial coverings were already on shaky scientific ground. Face masks are traditionally worn in healthcare settings by medical professionals to prevent the spread of illness to patients. They must be FDA-approved and handled with a proper medical procedure. Examples of simple procedural requirements include disposing of the mask after each use and not touching the front of the mask with your hands. 

The average American bought a pack of cloth face masks, washed them a few times per month, if that, stored it in their germ-filled cars, desks, and drawers, and constantly touched them with hands certainly not covered by FDA-approved medical gloves. 

Aside from the already shaky scientific backing for wearing consumer-grade cloth masks, Fauci argued, in private, that the coronavirus is “small enough to pass through the material.” Regarding preventing anything from getting through facial coverings, he said that droplets from sneezing or coughing would likely be caught.

Fauci’s email to Sylvia Burwell

The important point that Fauci made in his February 2020 email to Sylvia Burwell is that “the typical mask you buy in the drug store is not really effective in keeping out the virus.” 

This is the kind of mask nearly every American was told to wear. 

There was no change in the “science” of masks. Our scientific literature did not make a U-turn within the span of a few weeks regarding facial coverings. It is the same as it always has been. 

Americans were lied to for political power. The truth was said in private, and the lie was told in public. 

COVID-19 was used by Democrats to kick Former President Trump from his position at the head of the executive branch. They overtly lied to Americans. Now, they release evidence of their medical propaganda and laugh in our faces that it worked.

Large media outlets like CNN are not covering the email release honestly. It is incontrovertible that the most important aspects of Fauci’s emails are related to medical statements about COVID-19. Among the media’s top stories is one that reports on what the emails “show about him” rather than what they say about COVID.

CNN’s fluff-piece says things like “they also reveal the weight that came with the role,” and how the doctor is “’hanging in there’” and “’exhausted.’” They report that Fauci is free from “scorn” with the Biden administration.

Maybe the Trump administration had good reason to scorn Fauci. He is among the “elites” who reveal their true beliefs in private and lie to the public whilst acting impartial and apolitical. 

Public trust in America’s establishments and institutions is at an all-time low, and for a good reason. There is no point in trusting a group of people who are always lying – whether it is about face masks, the Wuhan lab theory, COVID transmissibility, the elections, Epstein, Russiagate, Hunter Biden, or the Middle East. 

Next time, Americans should question authority a bit more.

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