I'm kinda gettin the feeling that Dr. Anthony Fauci is really, really, really into masks, aren't you?
While virtually participating in the town hall focused on the pandemic, Fauci told the audience, in contrast to CDC mask guidance, to wear a mask while congregating with people indoors if they are unsure of everyone else's vaccination status.
"Everyone's been talking about what to do if you're unvaccinated or without a booster, but what should someone who has all three shots do to protect themselves against the omicron variant?" a member of the virtual audience asked Fauci.
"Yeah, good question. We're asking people to go get booster shots and the question that was just asked is very relevant. What you do is exactly what we were saying, and that is to be prudent and careful," Fauci said.
"And one of the things that's very clear is that if you have to be in an indoor congregate setting in which you're unsure of what the vaccination status is of the people around you, wear a mask," he said...
"It's just the common sense, prudent, trying to avoid a risky situation. But you've already taken a major step in protecting yourself by the fact that you have gotten vaccinated and you have gotten boosted. That's a real big step towards protecting yourself," Fauci said.
Good to know, Doc!
Here's a quandary for you: We were told at the outset of the pandemic that masks were meant to protect other people—that they function almost completely as a measure of source control in that they keep you from infecting other people.
Yet Fauci now suggesting that people—even fully vaccinated and boostered people—should wear a mask apparently as a measure to protect themselves.
In other words, masks apparently exist now as a defensive tool to protect you from other peoples' germs—and it's apparently necessary even if you've been vaccinated against those very germs!
Sounds like Fauci has more confidence in the masks than he does in the vaccines!