'Shockingly,' Fauci Promotes 'Permanent Seasonal Mask Wearing' in America

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On this episode of “Try to Contain Your Shock and Amazement,” infectious diseases “expert,” Dr. Anthony Fauci tells “Meet the Press” host Chuck Todd it’s “quite possible” Americans will wear masks seasonally to stop the spread of respiratory-borne viruses.

“Permanently,” that is.

Chuck Todd being Chuck Todd, set the table for Fauci — as if he didn’t already know what the hood ornament of the Democrat COVID clown car would answer in response.

“Let’s get to mask-wearing. At what point can we stop wearing masks outside? At what point if vaccinated people, do you take the masks off? Is the mask going to be something we have with us in a seasonal aspect?”

And on cue, Fauci, in a “Funny you should ask, Chuck” moment, replied:

“You know, that’s quite possible. I think people have gotten used to the fact that wearing masks, clearly if you look at the data, diminishes respiratory diseases.”

Stop the tape. “People”? All people? People in general? The majority of people? A bit of a broad-brush assumption, Doc — don’t you think?

“When you have the ability of a particular virus to go further than just a few feet,” he said, in reference to aerosol transmission, “clearly one of the most important things is proper ventilation, and number two, mask-wearing.” One wonders if the good doctor actually keeps up on the latest science, or just makes up his own “science” to fit his narrative.

He then connected not-necessarily-connectable dots between a “practically non-existent flu season” to the draconian notion of permanent season mask-wearing.

“You know we’ve had practically a non-existent flu season this year, merely because people were doing the kind of public health things that were directed predominantly against COVID-19. The Australians during their winter, same thing they had almost no flu largely due to the things including mask-wearing.”

So?

“So it is conceivable that as we go on a year or two or more from now, that during certain seasonal periods when you have respiratory-borne viruses like the flu, people might actually elect to wear masks to diminish the likelihood that you’ll be spreading these respiratory-borne diseases.”

While I’m sure permanent seasonal masking would be a dream for Tony Fauci, I wonder if he has a clue that that idea would be a nonstarter for an increasing number of (rational) Americans? (Take the over on “Not a chance, everyone knows I’m a COVID savant.”)

And this — another “shocker” from our intrepid COVID “expert.”

Dr. Anthony Fauci said on NBC’s “Meet the Press” that a University of Washington analysis published May 6 that the true toll is probably over 900,000 is a bit more than I would have thought.”

It’s “almost” like Fauci is trying to remain “relevant” in perpetuity.

Former Obama advisor Naomi Wolf took the opportunity to blister Fauci for a “kick in the stomach to millions of moms on Mother’s Day,” suggesting that the latest admonishment from the darling of the Democrat Party is not substantiated by science.

“Kick in the stomach to millions of moms on Mother’s Day. Dr Fauci urges people with no evidence to wear masks indoors around unvaccinated people. Meaning unvaccinated people will be avoided though no evidence suggests they are more dangerous to others.”

Perfect, Naomi, but remember: Democrats only embrace “science” when it is politically expedient to do so. And when it’s not? They ignore it — or lie about it.

Wisconsin Republican Rep. Mike Gallagher noted something “somewhat important” Todd “forgot” to ask Fauci.

“Dr. Fauci was just on Meet the Press and Chuck Todd didn’t ask him a single question about the origin of COVID-19 and whether taxpayer dollars went to gain of function research in Wuhan.

This is the most important question facing the world, yet few in the media are asking it.”

Relax, Mike. Chuck means well — don’t be so hard on him.

Incidentally, Fauci — just over a month ago — told Fox News host Neil Cavuto that masks might not be necessary at all in 2022.