This past Saturday, CNN host Michael Smerconish confronted Anthony Fauci with a study that showed masking made little to no difference in the course of COVID-19.
“The most rigorous and comprehensive analysis of scientific studies conducted on the efficacy of masks for reducing the spread of respiratory illness, including COVID-19, was published last month,” Smerconish told Fauci, explaining that the conclusion was “there is just no evidence that they — masks — make any difference.”
Even the N95 masks were found to “make no difference.”
Fauci retorted with what seemed to be more garbled nonsense, saying that on an individual level they work, but “when you’re talking about the effect on the epidemic or the pandemic as a whole, the data are less strong.”
“This dumba** really wants you to believe that somehow it didn’t work on a pandemic level, but on an individual level, they worked,” Sara Gonzales of "The News & Why It Matters" comments. “Well, no, idiot. Because if they worked on an individual level, they would work on a pandemic larger scale.”
Jaco Booyens, while noting how ridiculous Fauci’s reasoning is, isn’t surprised.
“It’s so on par with their whole message,” he says. “The collective.”
“The individual doesn’t really matter, you know. So the collective is made of a bunch of individuals, and the virus attacks the individual, right. And if the mask doesn’t work for the individual, it won’t work for the collective,” he continues.
Gonzales notes that despite the plethora of information now available, like the study the CNN host brought up, people are still beginning to wear masks again.
“I have seen people start wearing masks again in public. I automatically judge you. I am judging you,” she says, adding,
“Like you’re really, you are really going to do this again.”
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