Just days after saying it “just makes common sense” that wearing two masks “would be more effective” to help combat the spread of the coronavirus, Dr. Anthony Fauci now admits there is “no data” that indicates such a method “is going to make a difference.”
Fauci — who has been the Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases since 1984 — gave his latest assessment during a live-streamed discussion with President of the National Education Association (NEA) Becky Pringle and President of the American Federation of Teachers (AFT) Randi Weingarten last Thursday.
Dr. Anthony Fauci made the following remarks while answering a question from NEA President Becky Pringle as to whether there are any additional steps that need to be taken to prevent the spread of new strains of the coronavirus:
“The CDC has not changed any of its recommendations on mask wearing in the sense of wearing two masks or doing N95 [masks] — they haven’t gone there. They have just said everybody should wear a mask.
“There are many people who feel…if you really want to have an extra little bit of protection, maybe I should put two masks on. There’s nothing wrong with that, but there’s no data that indicates that that is going to make a difference. And that’s the reason why the CDC has not changed the recommendations.
“What they might do…is that they may take data that is accumulating and they might change the recommendations,” Fauci added. “But the bottom line is the minimum you need to do is always wear a mask under circumstances where you’re in settings when you’re with people or you’re in congregate settings.” Video Below
Fauci on double masking:
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The remarks from Fauci came three days after he told the Today show, “If you have a physical covering with one layer, you put another layer on, it just makes common sense that it likely would be more effective.”
Here is the full live-stream video of Dr. Fauci’s Thursday interview with AFT & NEA members: