Fauci has come under fire since emails from 2020 were released
“I think he’s been all over the place on masks,” Jay Bhattacharya, a professor of medicine at Stanford said on “The Ingraham Angle.” “There are emails you can find in the treasure trove of emails that have been released where he acknowledged the virus has been aerosolized — well the cloth masks people have been recommending, they’re not particular[ly] effective against aerosolized viruses.
“I really don’t understand his back and forth and his answer made absolutely no sense,” he said.
A trove of Fauci’s emails were released via Freedom of Information Act requests this week, which include a February email in which he advised someone not to wear a mask to the airport.
“Masks are really for infected people to prevent them from spreading infection to people who are not infected rather than protecting uninfected people from acquiring infection. The typical mask you buy in the drug store is not really effective in keeping out virus, which is small enough to pass through the material,” he said, in one of the emails obtained by BuzzFeed News. “It might, however, provide some slight benefit in keep out gross droplets if someone coughs or sneezes on you. I do not recommend that you wear a mask, particularly since you are going to a vey (sic) low risk location.”