Fauci’s controversial 60 Minutes interview about mask wearing was one year ago
Critics of Dr. Anthony Fauci took to social media to mark the one-year anniversary of the “60 Minutes” interview where the country’s top disease expert seemed to downplay the use of masks for the general public to prevent the spread of the coronavirus.
Fauci, the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, has since been a fierce advocate for masks wearing to prevent the spread. But former President Trump and his advocates seized on the interview as an example of an early misstep.
Fauci told “60 Minutes” at the time that there was “no reason to be walking around with a mask.”
“When you’re in the middle of an outbreak, wearing a mask might make people feel a little bit better and it might even block a droplet, but it’s not providing the perfect protection that people think that it is. And, often, there are unintended consequences—people keep fiddling with the mask and they keep …continued .
[Source: Fox News]