White House medical advisor Dr. Anthony Fauci dismissed masks as a tool for preventing Infectious diseases while he was the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases.
Instead, Fauci described masks as a paranoid tool alongside other behaviors like stepping away from sneezing people.
Similarly, in March 2020 during the 60 Minutes show, Dr. Fauci claimed that masks only offered psychological relief.
It’s surprising that Fauci converted and became a crusader for mask mandates within such a short period.
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