Do masks work? There’s a lot of continuing debate on this subject, so let’s ask Dr Antony Fauci, Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases and Chief Medical Advisor to the President.

March 2020: Dr. Anthony Fauci talks with Dr Jon LaPook

Dr. Fauci:

0:20 – “Right now in the US people SHOULD NOT BE WALKING AROUND WITH MASKS.”

0:29 – “Right now people should not be wa… There is NO REASON TO BE WALKING AROUND WITH THE MASK.”

0:34 – “When you’re in the middle of an outbreak, wearing a mask might make people “feel” a little bit better, and it might even block a droplet but it’s NOT PROVIDING THE PERFECT PROTECTION THAT PEOPLE THINK THAT IT IS. And often there are unintended consequences (because) people keep fiddling with the mask and they keep touching their face.”

1:00 – “But when you think masks you should think of healthcare providers needing them and people who are ill.”

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