Fox News host Tucker Carlson on Monday spun Dr. Anthony Fauci’s feedback about face masks effectiveness right into a breathless warning that Americans are “never taking off the mask.” (Watch the video under.)
During an interview on Sunday with Chuck Todd of “Meet the Press,” the infectious illness knowledgeable stated face masks have confirmed so efficient at controlling the unfold of viruses that “we’ve had practically a nonexistent flu season this year.” In the long run, he stated, it was “conceivable” that “during certain seasonal periods when you have respiratory-borne viruses like the flu, people might elect to wear masks to diminish the likelihood that you’ll spread these respiratory-borne diseases.”
Carlson, who has championed former President Donald Trump’s assaults on Fauci and has been hyping conspiracy theories concerning the COVID-19 vaccines, twisted Fauci’s comment right into a right-wing fever dream.
“A year or two or more from now,” Carlson stated, partially quoting Fauci. “In other words, never. You’re never taking off the mask. Get ready for a lifetime of filthy wet cotton covering your mouth, reduced oxygen flow to your brain, and a world where every stranger looks the same because no one has a face.”
Fauci, in a weekend interview on ABC, emphasised that indoor masks tips have been prone to be eased additional as extra folks get vaccinated. Carlson will need to have missed that.
“When Kamala Harris and her husband kissed the other day while wearing masks, they were giving you a preview of your daughter’s wedding,” Carlson stated.
“Tony Fauci is punishing the country.”
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