Fauci Suggests Mask Mandate May Need To Be Implemented Amid COVID-19 Surges in the US

Dr. Anthony Fauci is suggesting making face masks mandatory might be what the U.S. needs to do in order to help combat the coronavirus pandemic.

Fauci, the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, told CNN’s Erin Burnett Friday, “There’s going to be a difficulty enforcing it, but everyone agrees that this is something that’s important and they mandate and everybody pulls together, and says, ‘We’re gonna mandate it, but let’s just do it,’ I think that would be a great idea to have everybody do it uniformly.”

After noting the potential issue of mandating face masks and enforcing it, Fauci added, “Well, if people are not wearing masks, then maybe we should be mandating it.”

His remarks are a switch up from his comments made on Sept. 15 where he said, “A national mandate probably would not work.” He has also been hesitant previously on pushing for a federal mask mandate, but rather has urged “governors and others essentially mandate the use of masks when you have an outbreak.”

See Fauci’s interview below:

Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden said during a speech in Delaware on Friday that if he were elected president he would go to governors to urge them to mandate mask-wearing in their state, and if they refuse he said he would go to local offices to get local mask-wearing policies in place, nationwide.

Biden also said, “As president, I will mandate mask-wearing in all federal buildings and all interstate transportation because masks save lives — period. Wearing masks is not a political statement, it is a scientific imperative.”

Fauci also touched President Donald Trump’s recent remarks about the coronavirus pandemic where the president claimed “we’re rounding the corner beautifully.” The top infectious disease expert, however, said the U.S. is facing a “very challenging situation” right now and that there needs to be “stricter attention” on mitigation efforts.

The top infectious disease experts’ comments come as the U.S. set a single-day record for COVID-19 cases on Friday, with 16 states also hitting a one-day record high, as IJR reported.

Responses

  1. Nice try, Allen.

    1: this is a novel (meaning new) coronavirus and even experts made mistakes early on. The good thing is that most of us, except Dear Leader and Cult-45, learned from our mistakes and changed how we dealt with the Trump Virus.

    2: that’s why the safety conditions also include keeping our distance from others, not staying in tight enclosed areas for long, and washing our hands appropriately.

    Herd immunity without a vaccine comes with an extreme price – millions MORE unnecessary deaths. Are YOU prepared to have YOUR family, friends and co-workers pay it with THEIR lives, maybe even your own life?

    “[Dear Leader] stopped the travel and infections, by doing so.” Allen

    And by doing so, Dear Leader made it spread WORSE in the US landing areas of our ports, on all coasts. By encouraging travellers and ex-pats to return home from infected areas, there wasn’t enough testing and/or contact tracing done, which was why it exploded in New York State from the people returning home from Europe. Were other spreader causes involved? Of course, but we learned quickly from them. Dear Leader, and people like you, have learned nothing.

    Get your facts straight, buddy, first.

  2. First off, this bumbling idiot disguised as a virologist, has been wrong more than 62% of the time, since January 2020.
    Secondly, by their own statistics. The CDC has found that 84% of people who have been diagnosed as positive for the virus? Have always, or most times, worn a mask.
    Thirdly and most importantly. Fauci himself, declared that we needed to achieve herd immunity. Meaning that most people, need to become infected, before that immunity kicks in.
    Lastly. The Wuhan Virus was not brought here by Trump. He stopped the travel and infections, by doing so. Meanwhile the Moronic Liberals and even Fauci, swore that nothing was wrong and to keep partying and traveling.

  3. “If the regular Trumpers were here today” Phyllis

    IJR is a strange place. Cult-45 are strange people following a strange Dear Leader. It’s going to get even more strange around here after the election.

  4. If the regular Trumpers were here today, they would have jumped on the suggestion of a mask mandate as taking away their 1st amendment right.

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