During Dr. Anthony Fauci’s seven-hour deposition for a lawsuit, further evidence was revealed that showed Fauci knew that masks were “ineffective” for stopping Covid-19, but he nonetheless supported the mask mandates anyway.
On Friday, Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt tweeted the revelation about the nation’s top Covid doc:
Another tidbit from Fauci depo: In Feb ‘20 he emailed a friend advising her masks were ineffective. Confirmed again on Mar 31. On Apr 3 he’s adamant masks should be worn even though he couldn’t cite a single study to prove it. Mandates followed—Lives ruined
COVID tyranny is born
— Eric Schmitt (@Eric_Schmitt) November 25, 2022
“Another tidbit from Fauci depo: In Feb ‘20 he emailed a friend advising her masks were ineffective. Confirmed again on Mar 31. On Apr 3 he’s adamant masks should be worn even though he couldn’t cite a single study to prove it. Mandates followed—Lives ruined.”
“COVID tyranny is born,” Schmitt added.
Fauci thus privately conceded that masks do virtually nothing to stop Covid-19, as was subsequently demonstrated by sky-high case rates in high-mask-compliance nations around the globe. Seroprevalence data show that nearly every American in the United States has been exposed to SARS-CoV-2 — mask or no mask.
This is not the first email showing that Fauci knew that what he was telling the American public about masks was misleading at best.
A brief overview of the email “context” Fauci demands is laid out in a June 1, 2021 article at the National Pulse. The email shows Dr. Fauci’s response to an Obama staffer about wearing masks diverges from what he told the public. The text from Fauci’s email can be read below:
Masks are really for infected people to prevent them from spreading infection to people who are not infected rather than protecting uninfected people from acquiring infection. The typical mask you buy in the drug store is not really effective in keeping out virus, which is small enough to pass through the material. It might, however, provide some slight benefit in keep out gross droplets if someone coughs or sneezes on you. I do not recommend that you wear a mask, particularly since you are going to a vey low risk location. Your instincts are correct, money is best spent on medical countermeasures such as diagnostics and vaccines.
Fauci later remarked about the mask email: “It is a complicated issue.”
It’s not really complicated: Masks don’t work and did untold damage to millions of schoolchildren throughout the Covid pandemic. If there is any justice in this world, Dr. Fauci will face accountability for his deceptive and pernicious actions.
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