Fauci’s Mask Flip-Flop, Explained (by Economics)

“After all, the winning assumption in economics is that ordinary folk operating in markets are motivated predominately by self interest. Why should we assume politicians and bureaucrats are motivated any differently than anyone else?”


Last summer in an interview with CBS Evening News anchor Norah O’Donnell, Dr. Anthony Fauci said he had no regrets over advising Americans against wearing masks in public spaces early in the pandemic, even though his recommendations changed months later.

“I don’t regret anything I said then because in the context of the time in which I said it, it was correct,” said Fauci, the government’s top infectious disease advisor. “We were told in our task force meetings that we have a serious problem with the lack of PPEs and masks for the health providers who are putting themselves in harm’s way every day to take care of sick people.”

Fauci was referring to comments he made on 60 Minutes in March 2020. During that interview, Fauci said “there’s no reason to be walking around with a mask,” noting they should be used only for sick people as source control

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2 thoughts on “Fauci’s Mask Flip-Flop, Explained (by Economics)

  1. I admire Fauci because he kind of speak out when ex President Trump likely told him to keep things quiet but like any humans , I guess he is not exempted from being influence by the more powerful. The mask was the simplest protection that kept COViD, flu , even allergies at Bay. The maskless will be in for a treat and surprise next flu season when both flu and covid makes a huge comeback. It is inevitable. Thanks for sharing this post. The world needs more clarity and truth, and reality check.

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