Top health advisor to President Joe Biden, Dr. Anthony Fauci, privately mocked the public for listening to his advice on mask-wearing, according to a new book by former White House spokesman Brian Morgenstern.
“[Fauci] went on to laugh about how ‘ass-backward’ it was that people entered a restaurant wearing a mask, then sat down and conversed with people without a mask. [Yet] he wasn’t saying things to that effect publicly, just laughing privately at the American rubes he was fooling,” Morgenstern wrote in an excerpt for an upcoming book, according to Outkick.
During an interview in July 2020 with ABC News Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Jennifer Ashton, he said that he was considering recommending eyewear such as goggles or eye shield protection. “If you really want perfect protection of the mucosal surfaces … and have goggles or an eye shield, use it,” Fauci said.
Morgenstern's book continues: “I vividly [remember] my blood boiling during an infuriating meeting in the Roosevelt Room of the White House, when Fauci laughed about his own goggles comment, making it clear how cynical he was and that he could get people to believe anything.”
The claims in the book become even more alarming when one sees that Fauci recommended that Americans wear masks indoors in July of 2022, saying: “The CDC makes it very clear, depending upon the density of infection, the dynamics of infection, in the place where you live,” Fauci said on CNN. “And you see, if you look at the map, were just a couple months of ago, it was a lot of green and some yellow, now we're seeing a fair amount of orange, which means you really should, in an indoor setting, a congregate setting, be wearing masks.”
“It's just the appropriate thing to do to defend- To protect yourself and your family, and those around you, because you could get infected and inadvertently, without any symptoms, transmit it to someone perhaps in your own household, who’s vulnerable, either an elderly person or someone with immune compromise,” he continued.
“And that’s the reason why when you're in an area where the infection dynamic is high, you should wear a mask in a congregate indoor setting,” he concluded on the matter.