Fauci Reverses Stance on Federal Mask Mandate As COVID-19 Cases Spike
Dr. Anthony Fauci is coming around on the idea of a national mask mandate. The director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases has been wary of a rule from the federal government requiring Americans to wear a mask when they are outside their home, previously calling such ideas “authoritarian” and questioning whether they would work at all. But now Fauci changed his tune. “If people are not wearing masks, then maybe we should be mandating it," Fauci said. The shift comes as the US is facing a massive spike in coronavirus cases and deaths. New cases rose or remained steady in 49 of 50 states on Friday, with over 75,000 new infections and 800 deaths reported across the country.
Mandatory masks do not stop contamination. But they change attitude to the pandemics. And this attitude ("Everything ends some time") is the main factor today. Stupidity and greed are main enemies.