COVID-19 spokesman Dr. Anthony Fauci appeared Wednesday on the “Today” Show where he suggested children should still wear a mask when playing outside, despite the miniscule chance children will catch the coronavirus outdoors and the even lesser chance they will be hospitalized, die or even show symptoms of the virus.
“Today” host Savannah Guthrie asked about the disconnect with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines regarding mask wearing. Fauci responded, “You’re asking, now, if your child is a member of your household, can you walk outdoors with your child without a mask. According to that chart, the answer is yes.”
“But the child can’t?” Guthrie asked.
“Yes, yes,” Fauci said.
For now, all Americans 16 years old and older are eligible to take the vaccine. Children are not able to generally take a vaccination.
Yet Fauci believes people of all ages will need to get vaccinated. As of now, children over the age of 12 will become eligible for COVID-19 vaccinations in May, pending Food and Drug Administration authorization for that age group.
Of course, Fauci also once told Americans masks don’t work. Then that they do work. Then he threw the first pitch at a baseball game where he was photographed not wearing a mask. Now he has been vaccinated and wears two masks.
No inconsistencies here, right?
Wrong. Most Americans stopped believing Fauci’s ever-changing advice long ago. It’s obvious he’s following something other than the science. Who knows if it’s money or some other factor, but no good scientist would tell you his method is consistent.
Instead, many Americans have been living mask free for months, with some for more than a year.
Instead of telling kids they should wear a mask to play outside, maybe Fauci should stop telling people what to do. Let kids return to schools and employees back to work and worshipers back to church and tourists back on vacation.
Isn’t America the land of the free? Give every American the unbiased truth about how to best avoid this virus, and what the possible consequences are of catching it AND LET THE PEOPLE DECIDE FOR THEMSELVES what to do. Americans are smart enough to make their own decisions, we don’t need political charlatans who masquerade as doctors to tell us what we can and can’t do.
We don’t need the government’s permission to breathe freely. What would really help is to stop restricting people to the point of closing businesses and bankrupting families so we can pursue the American dream.
It would also help if Biden’s so-called stimulus actually stimulated the nation’s people back to a better way of life. We don’t need a subway in San Francisco or hundreds of millions of dollars to fund an art museum. We need our border secured, our schools safe, our taxes low and the government to stay out of our business.
It would also help if Biden kept his nose out of our gun closets and his hands off of our bank accounts. Stop delegating every task force to Kamala Harris and every COVID-19 call to someone else.
If Dr. Fauci wants to pitch in, we can use his help in making our nation’s health system better, but we don’t want him telling our kids to wear a mask on playground or double mask after getting a vaccination to jog around the block. We’ve had enough and we’re ready to breathe and live free.