This is according to leaked emails from Feb. 2020 between Fauci and Sylvia Burwell, president of the American University and former secretary of Health and Human Services between 2014 and 2017 under former President Barack Obama.
In one of the emails, Burwell asked Fauci if she should bring a mask with her while traveling. Fauci responded: “Masks are really for infected people to prevent them from spreading infection to people who are not infected, rather than protecting uninfected people from acquiring infection.”
He continued: “The typical mask you buy in the drug store is not really effective in keeping out the virus, which is small enough to pass through the material. It might, however, provide some slight benefit in [keeping] out gross droplets if someone coughs or sneezes on you. I do not recommend that you wear a mask, particularly since you are going to a very low-risk location.”
Fauci has long been criticized for changing his positions regarding several key factors in the pandemic, among them his stance on whether people should wear face coverings.
On March 8, 2020, just days before the World Health Organization declared a global pandemic, Fauci reiterated his stance. “There’s no reason to be walking around with a mask,” he said.
His position on the matter only changed in April 2020, when the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) updated its guidance on masks to recommend masking “in public settings when around people outside their household, especially when social distancing measures are difficult to maintain.”
Fauci emails reveal truth about why masks don’t work
Fauci’s emails with Burwell highlight the deficiencies of face masks and show why people should be skeptical of their use, as well as its proponents.
Firstly, Fauci pointed out that masks are only for people who are infected and showing symptoms to prevent them from spreading the infection to other people. This contradicts his and the CDC’s later recommendations to wear masks to prevent asymptomatic spread.
Later studies have already noted that asymptomatic spread is either nonexistent or incredibly rare, which makes it pointless for people without symptoms to wear face masks. (Related: Asymptomatic COVID-19 spread isn’t real, so why are people still wearing a mask?)
“If symptomatic individuals, or those in the very early stages of showing symptoms, are responsible for the overwhelming majority of spread, as multiple studies suggest, masks were never going to be effective at preventing asymptomatic cases from spreading to others,” noted journalist Ian Miller for the nonprofit Brownstone Institute. “The new recommendations were doomed to fail as soon as they were implemented.”
Secondly, Fauci admitted in the emails that he understands the coronavirus is too small and can pass right through the masks.
Fauci later claimed that his hesitation to recommend masks early in the pandemic was due to the low supply. This claim is contradicted by his leaked emails, where he noted that masking does not protect people against viruses.
All this evidence conclusively proves that Fauci knows fully well that masks do not prevent COVID-19. His continued support for masking, especially forced masking, is based either on an inaccurate understanding of the science surrounding the spread of the virus, or outright lies and deception.
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