August 2, 2022

Fauci: I'd have much, much more stringent restrictions

  • The Hill

By Ophelia Garrett

In Brief: 

During an interview with Rising, Chief Medical Advisor to the President of the United States, Anthony Fauci, stated that if he could go back in time, he would recommend "much, much more stringent restrictions" from the beginning of Covid-19.

The Background:

During a recent interview, Dr. Fauci stated that, "The insidious nature of spread in the community would have been much more of an alarm, and there would have been much, much more stringent restrictions in the sense of very, very heavy encouragement of people to wear masks, physical distancing, what have you."

Fauci conceded that the cloth masks people were required to wear indoors during the pandemic do not substantially prevent the transmission of COVID-19. "Right now, we are very, very clear that masks do work in prevention of acquisition and transmission," said Fauci. "But you've got to get a well-fitted mask that is of a high quality. And the two we know are high quality are N95 and KN95."

Notable Quotes: 

"If I knew in 2020 what I know now, we would do a lot differently." - Dr. Anthony Fauci

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