There’s a recent interview that took place over Labor Day weekend that is getting a lot of attention.
It was aired the same weekend as health officials in New York City are recommending that people mask up over the holiday because they are concerned about the latest variant.
Patrick Gallahue of the New York City Department of Health advised that Newyorkers take precautions.
“As cases rise, precautions become increasingly important, especially for our most vulnerable New Yorkers who are older, disabled, or have underlying health conditions,” Gallahue told the Daily Express.
“Staying up to date with Covid vaccines, along with other proven prevention tools – like masking, testing, and staying home when sick – continue to be our best defense against Covid and other respiratory viruses,” he added.
The recommendation comes amid a recent – almost contentious – interview CNN’s Michael Smerconish had with Dr. Fauci.
Smerconish pressed Fauci about a recent New York Times report that showed masks weren’t effective Fauci was caught off guard. Faui tried double speak.
“When you’re talking about the effect on the epidemic or the pandemic as a whole, the data are less strong,” Fauci admitted to CNN’s Michael Smerconish.
“But there are other studies, Michael, that show at an individual level, for individuals,” they might be protective, the double masker said.
Fauci also added that currently, “we’re not talking about forcing anybody to do anything.”
Senator Rand Paul responded to a section of the interview.
Fauci admits that masks don’t work for the public at large but still absurdly claims masks work on an individual basis. More subterfuge. pic.twitter.com/UcjOa8flkr
— Rand Paul (@RandPaul) September 3, 2023
Below is a larger portion of the interview where Smerconish also pressed Fauci on school openings.
CNN’s @smerconish confronts Dr. Fauci with the latest evidence that masks, even N95s, made “no difference” in the pandemic. Fauci responds by basically conceding that point while adding the nonsensical claim that masks work on an “individual basis,” or something.
Smerconish ends… pic.twitter.com/tZB62saxOL
— Scott Morefield (@SKMorefield) September 3, 2023