A flurry of leaked Dr. Anthony Fauci emails have sent the internet into a frenzy as the truth has finally come out about whether or not Fauci can be trusted, and the reality of COVID-19.
One of the key takeaways from the private Dr. Fauci emails reveal that the bureaucrat said in February 2020 that surgical face masks are not effective for healthy people seeking to resist COVID-19 infection.
Publicly, however, Fauci has taken a far different stance on the importance of face masks in relation to the pandemic.
Another email with the subject line “My take on masks” from fellow bureaucrat Andrea Lerner, dated April 2020, has been nearly completely redacted, sparking some speculation online.
Newsweek reported on Fauci’s email about surgical masks’ ineffectiveness for the healthy:
“In an email on February 5, 2020, Fauci advised against wearing masks and said that face masks bought in a store would not be effective at protecting against the virus. He was replying to queries from one Sylvia Burwell, who may be to the same Sylvia Burwell who served as secretary for health and human services from 2014 to 2017.
“Masks are really for infected people to prevent them from spreading infection to people who are not infected rather than protecting uninfected people from acquiring infection,” Fauci wrote.
“The typical mask you buy in the drug store is not really effective in keeping out virus, which is small enough to pass through material. It might, however, provide some slight benefit in keep out gross droplets if someone coughs or sneezes on you.”
“I do not recommend that you wear a mask, particularly since you are going to a very low risk location,” he said.”
Highlighting another email from Fauci on masks, Daily Wire podcast host and author Matt Walsh speculated, “Two Fauci emails. In one he says that masks are for sick people. In the other he admits that asymptomatic spread is rare. So why were people with no symptoms wearing masks for a year? It’s almost like it was all a charade.”
Podcast host Liz Wheeler remarked, “This will be my response anytime someone asks me to wear a mask: Dr. Fauci says the virus particles are too small to be stopped by a mask, therefore masks don’t work. Fauci’s words, in an email. What science has changed since then?”
In the other email with Lerner from April 2, 2020, Lerner wrote, “Given our discussion this AM, just thought I would summarize my take on masks across varying scenarios,” the email reads, with the rest of the message blocked out.
Legal analyst Philip Holloway said, “It boggles the mind at what could be so sensitive that a bureaucrat’s take on mask wearing from April 2020 would need to be redacted from the #Fauciemails.
Republican Sen. Rand Paul shared two words in response to news of unearthed emails from Dr. Anthony Fauci.
“Told you,” Paul wrote in a Tuesday tweet with the hashtag #firefauci.
He added in another tweet: “Can’t wait to see the media try to spin the Fauci FOIA emails.”
Paul has repeatedly criticized Fauci on social media and in interviews for his comments on herd immunity, wearing masks even after getting the COVID-19 vaccine and his dismissal of a theory suggesting COVID-19 may have originated from the Wuhan Institute of Virology in China that has gained more credibility among members of the media in recent weeks despite early snubbing of the idea.
Author: Blaine Lychee