Dr. Anthony Fauci said there is no evidence that shows two masks are more effective against the coronavirus than one, despite claiming otherwise last week.
Last week, Fauci argued wearing two masks instead of just one “makes common sense.”
When asked whether double-masking would make a significant difference in preventing the spread of the coronavirus, Fauci said: “It likely does,” he said. “I mean, this is a physical covering to prevent droplets and virus to get in. So if you have a physical covering with one layer, and you put another layer on, it just makes common sense that it likely would be more effective.”
This week, however, Fauci walked back his claim and said “there’s no data” that supports double-masking.
“There’s nothing wrong with that, but there’s no data that indicates that that is going to make a difference,” Fauci said when asked if Americans should wear two masks instead of one.
This time last year, Fauci advised Americans against wearing masks at all, saying they would be ineffective at stopping the spread of the virus for anyone who was not already sick.
“When you’re in the middle of an outbreak, wearing a mask might make people feel better… but it’s not providing the perfect protection that people think it is.” -Dr. Fauci, March 2020
— Matt Walsh (@MattWalshBlog) January 27, 2021
Critics were quick to point out how contradictory Fauci’s recent comments have been.
Then why the hell was he telling people to do this just a few days ago?!!
Did Fauci “prematurely virtue signalate”?!!
Is there no point beyond his fan base (the news media) will finally see what an obvious fraud he is?!#Fraudci
— John Ziegler (@Zigmanfreud) January 31, 2021
Same guy, huh? pic.twitter.com/agyM63JrGI
— Vinny Magalhaes (@VinnyMMA) February 1, 2021