THE WASHINGTON EXAMINER – Although masks were not the panacea for the pandemic, the science has consistently proven that masks do, in fact, moderately mitigate the transmission of the coronavirus.
But if you listened to Anthony Fauci throughout the pandemic, you would likely have no idea what to think.
In his attempt to do damage control over his battered reputation and credibility, the National Institutes of Allergy and Infectious Diseases director found a friend in Kara Swisher of The New York Times, who presented an unchallenged strawman of his critics, specifically as it pertains to those livid with Fauci’s flip-flopping on the science of masks.
“The people who are giving the ad hominems are saying, ‘Ah, Fauci misled us. First, he said no masks. Then he said masks,'”
“Well, let me give you a flash: That’s the way science works. You work with the data you have at the time. It is essential as a scientist that you evolve your opinion and your recommendations based on the data as it evolves. That is the nature of science. It is a self-correcting process.
“And that’s the reason why I say people who then criticize me about that are actually criticizing science. It was not a change because I felt like flip-flopping. It was a change because the evidence changed. The data changed.”
Nope. The evidence did not change. The data did not change.
Despite the early assertions of Fauci and the rest of the so-called “experts,” there was always some science backing the hypothesis that masks could mitigate at least some coronavirus transmission.
As the novel coronavirus came to America in January, Canadian infectious disease specialist Mark Loeb noted that a study of the SARS coronavirus outbreak found that any type of mask reduced infections by 85%.
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