BUSINESS INSIDER – Dr. Anthony Fauci is pushing back more pointedly against attacks criticizing his evolving response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Axios reported Sunday.
“The people who are giving the ad hominems are saying, ‘Ah, Fauci misled us. First he said no masks, then he said masks,'” Fauci told New York Times columnist Kara Swisher, according to Axios.
“Well, let me give you a flash. That’s the way science works. You work with the data you have at the time,” he said.
“It is essential as a scientist that you evolve your opinion and your recommendations based on the data as it evolves,” Fauci said, according to Axios. “And that’s the reason why I say people who then criticize me about that are actually criticizing science.”
As hospitals experienced a severe shortage of personal protective equipment, or PPE, during the early months of the pandemic, Fauci, head of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, along with the CDC and World Health Organization, initially told people not to wear masks … Click here to read more.
Lab Finds 11 Dangerous Pathogens On Children’s Masks
June 20, 2021
EPOCH TIMES – A laboratory at the University of Florida that recently analyzed a small sample of face masks, detected the presence of 11 dangerous pathogens that included bacterias that cause diphtheria, pneumonia, and meningitis.
Gainesville parents in Florida concerned about the harm caused to their children wearing face masks all day at school in 90°F weather sent out six masks to be analyzed for contaminants at the University of Florida’s Mass Spectrometry Research and Education Center.
Five of the masks had been worn by children ages 6 to 11 for five to eight hours at school, and one worn by an adult.
Of the six masks, three were surgical, two cotton, and a poly gaiter. Masks that have not been worn and a t-shirt worn at school acted as the control samples.
Five of the masks were found to be contaminated with parasites, fungi, and bacteria, according to Rational Ground.
Only one mask was found to contain a virus that can cause a fatal systemic disease in cattle and deer. Other less harmful pathogens that can cause ulcers, acne, and strep throat were also detected.
None of the controls were contaminated with pathogens, while “samples from the front top and bottom of the t-shirt found proteins that are commonly found in skin and hair, along with some commonly found in soil.”
Amanda Donoho, a mother of three elementary school children, teamed up with other parents to send the masks to the lab because her sons broke out in rashes from prolonged mask-wearing.
Donoho told Fox & Friends on June 17:
“Our kids have been in masks all day, seven hours a day in school. The only break that they get is to eat or drink.”
Donoho said that while students do not have to wear a mask outside at school since April 2021, masks were still required when they were within six to eight feet of each other. Masks must also be worn on school buses.
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