Just hours after CDC Director Rochelle Walensky unveiled the agency’s new indoor mask mandate, Dr. Anthony Fauci was dispatched to MSNBC, his favorite network, to push the Biden Administration’s narrative for reversing course and tightening federal restrictions despite repeated promises not to.
He also tried to shift the focus to the risk to children, who remain largely unvaccinated, laying the groundwork for the inevitable battle between federal public health officials and skeptical parents.
Central to his argument is that the delta variant is responsible for “as much as 90%” of new infections in the US. Because of this, the nature of the virus has changed.
“The Delta variant is the totally dominant variant now in this country, 88% as much as 90%+…but increasingly now people who are vaccinated are getting infected with the delta variant.”
Pressed about the reason why masks in particular are necessary once again, Dr. Fauci offered a highly technical explanation that noneless doesn’t really make sense when one considers the rates of new cases and hospitalizations in the highly vaccinated states. Read more…