Dr. Anthony Fauci has by now contradicted himself so many times when giving advice on how to deal with COVID-19 that people can be excused for suspecting that he and technocrats like him are just making things up as they go along.
And yet, no matter how many times Fauci talks out of both sides of his mouth, the media insists to all and sundry that he be praised and revered continuously.
Fauci has added to his long list of self-contradictions yet again—this time on the issue of double-masking.
Last week, while on NBC’s “Today,” Fauci said the following about double-masking: “I mean, this is a physical covering to prevent droplets and virus to get in. So if you have a physical covering with one layer, and you put another layer on, it just makes common sense that it likely would be more effective.”
Five days later, though, Fauci said this: “There are many people who feel, you know if you really wanna have an extra bit of protection ‘maybe I should put two masks on.’ There’s nothing wrong with that, but there’s no data that indicates that that is going to make a difference…”
This is hardly the first time that Fauci has so blatantly contradicted himself. Though he is now a zealous proponent of mask-wearing, back in May of 2020, he said that “There’s no reason to be walking around with a mask.”
Who can blame people for being suspicious of this man, especially when media outlets like the New York Times hang on his every word and proclaim double-masking a new “fashion trend?”
That’s a Nice Little Theory You Got There
To really drive home how absurd Fauci’s initial reasoning about double-masking is, remember that the same sort of argument can be used to reach the opposite conclusion. The gaps in the mesh of most masks are far larger than the size of SARS-CoV-2 virus particles. Therefore, it also “just makes common sense” that masks don’t work.
This is a perfect illustration of why you don’t do science by a priori reasoning.
The fact that Fauci even admits that there’s no evidence supporting double-masking shows us that it’s really just another power grab.