A nation spiraling in uncertainty regarding the endless COVID pandemic has unfortunately been led by figures more interested in the spotlight than in letting Americans move on. Dr. Anthony Fauci certainly tops that list.
Fauci appeared on CNN’s State of the Nation and was asked about the indoor mask mandates pestering citizens and businesses in several states, regardless of vaccination status. The medical advisor went on to recommend indoor masking for the vaxxed based on the nation’s current case rate.
“It’s about 95,000 [cases nationwide per day] as the seven-day average. That’s still way too high,’” Fauci said. “We want to get way, way down to … I mean, I like to see it well below 10,000 [cases per day] and even much lower than that.”
He added, “But when you’re at 95,000 [cases per day], that’s still a situation where you have a high degree of dynamic circulation of virus in the community.”
Fauci has been pressed on masks and vaccination because his previous recommendations have been so highly ineffective at mitigating the spread of COVID-19.
The most common mask used by people have been slack surgical masks — which were proven to be just 10 percent effective at containing aerosol droplets containing the virus. Meanwhile, the most effective type of masks, the N95 model, contain only 50 percent.
Fauci’s ideal COVID benchmark of 10,000 cases is also a surprising figure, with California and Florida currently averaging more than half of that total alone.
On his CNN appearance from a week prior, Fauci estimated that indoor gatherings during the Christmas season may still be restricted, so don’t expect his indoor mask recommendations to end until 2022. At least.
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