During the first presidential debate in Cleveland, Ohio, on Tuesday, Joe Biden falsely claimed that Dr. Anthony Fauci had not changed his position on the effectiveness of wearing masks.
“Masks matter,” said Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden. “His.” [Trump’s] The CDC’s own said that if we just wore masks between now – if everyone wore masks and social distance between now and January, we would probably save up to a hundred thousand lives. It matters.”
“And they said the opposite,” Trump said. “No serious man has said otherwise,” Biden said.
“Dr. Fautsi! Exclaimed Trump: “Dr. Fautsi said the opposite.
Trump is right. Fauci made a flip-flop in terms of the effectiveness of wearing a mask. In a March 60 interview, Fauci confidently said, “Right now, people in the United States don’t have to walk around in masks.”
When the interviewer asked if Fautsi was sure, Fautsi repeated: “There is no reason for people to walk in a mask. Wearing a mask can make people feel a little better and even block a drop, but it has not been proven to be the perfect protection that people think it is.
Fauci even suggested that wearing a mask was more dangerous than not wearing it. “There are often unintended consequences that people keep looking for their mask and touching their face.”
Fauci has since transferred his messages. In a live interview last month, Fauci said: “What we need is to understand the message that we are all together in this. And that’s important because one of the purposes of masks is that if you inadvertently walk around without knowing you’re infected, you can protect others from getting infected, “he said. “We have to keep knocking at home with this message.”
The debate over Fauci’s mask announcements began when moderator Chris Wallace asked Trump for his opinion on the masks. “You’ve started to question the effectiveness of masks as a disease prevention more and more often, and in fact you recently quoted the question that waiters touch their mask and then touch the plates,” Wallace said. “Do you question its effectiveness?”
“No … I have a mask here,” Trump said, pulling out his mask. Trump said he put on his mask “when I think I need it.”
The president explained why he did not wear a mask during the debate because “everyone had a test and you had social distancing and all the things you have …”
Taking Biden’s blow, Trump added: “I don’t wear masks like him … Every time you see him, he has a mask. He can talk 20 feet … He appears with the biggest mask I’ve ever seen. “
“I’m fine with masks,” the president said, “I don’t fight with masks.”