Dr. Fauci Changes His Mask-Wearing Recommendation Yet Again By Chief EditorDOUBLE UP: Dr. Fauci Again Changes Mask-Wearing Recommendation
Dr. Anthony Fauci, who early in the pandemic said Americans need not wear masks, has once again changed his recommendation.
Fauci, an immunologist and director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases who served on President Trump’s White House Coronavirus Task Force and is now President Biden’s chief medical adviser on COVID-19, now says wearing two masks is likely more effective than wearing one.
“If you have a physical covering with one layer, you put another layer on it; just makes common sense that it likely would be more effective,” Fauci told NBC News on Monday.
Back in March, Fauci said “there’s no reason to be walking around with a mask.”
“When you’re in the middle of an outbreak, wearing a mask might make people feel a little bit better and it might even block a droplet, but it’s not providing the perfect protection that people think that it is,”