Dr. Antony Fauci, the former director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases and the face of the Covid pandemic, has finally admitted masks don’t work against COVID.
“From a broad public-health standpoint, at the population level, masks work at the margins — maybe 10 percent,” he said in the interview with the New York Times.
“But I think anything that instigated or intensified the culture wars just made things worse. And I have to be honest with you, David, when it comes to masking, I don’t know. But I do know that the culture wars have been really, really tough from a public-health standpoint. Ultimately an epidemiologist sees it as an epidemiological phenomenon.”
“An economist sees it from an economic standpoint. And I see it from somebody in bed dying. And that’s the reason it just bothers me a lot — maybe more so than some others — that because of the culture wars you’re talking about, there are people who are not going to make use of an intervention that could have saved their lives,” Fauci said.
The interview is softball at best.
Fauci became the liberal go-to “Science” father for the ‘woke’ crowd thoughout the pandemic, when in fact, he was nothing more than a corrupt public health official who freely made statements that turned out to be untrue.
Former Fox News host Megyn Kelly was one of many media personalities on the right to tear into Fauci following his remarks.
“WE HAD OUR KIDS IN THESE THINGS FOR TWO YEARS YOU ABSOLUTE BASTARD,” Kelly said on Twitter.
Kelly shredded Fauci after he announced his retirement last year, arguing why she believed he should never be again in a position of power.
“Good riddance,” she said, adding that he would “not be missed.”
“The truth is that Dr. Fauci, who had a greater hand than anyone in causing Americans to lose their jobs, years of learning, and even their lives — thanks to the social and economic upheaval he helped foist upon us during the pandemic — ought to be ashamed to show his face in polite society,” Kelly explained. “Instead, the man is self-congratulatory.”
“He said he changed the number when he thought the public would tolerate a greater percentage,” the former Fox News host answered her own question. “Another lie that he admitted to. This wasn’t the evolution of anything besides Anthony Fauci’s con.”
“He mocked the idea of natural immunity, eliminating the need for his beloved, mandatory vaccines,” she added. “Despite admitting years earlier that natural immunity is, in fact, the gold standard. His unexplained reversal cost millions of their livelihoods. As of October of 2021, 5 percent of unvaccinated adults said they had lost a job due to a vaccine mandate, according to the Kaiser Foundation.”
“But Fauci’s biggest lie was told under oath when he testified before Congress that his group at the NIH [National Institute of Health] never funded gain of function research in Wuhan, China,” Kelly continued. “The kind that experiments on bat coronavirus to try to make them more lethal or more transmissible in humans.”
Earlier, Fauci was corned by CNN anchor Kaitlan Collins over his comments on the effectiveness of masks and his role in implementing shutdowns.
Fauci clarified his previous statement that masks only work “maybe 10%” of the time.
Collins also pressed Fauci on shutdowns and school closures, arguing he only gave public health recommendations based on CDC guidelines.
“I was not trying to shun away from responsibility. We made a public health recommendation based on sound public health principles. But that’s not the only issue that you need to consider when you’re in the middle of an outbreak. You have to consider a number of other things, and that’s the point we’re making,” Fauci claimed.