It’s not easy to keep an entire population at the brink of hysteria, but the supposed figures of authority in this pandemic are doing a pretty good job, with flip-flops that almost seem designed to keep us confused and scared.
It took just a few days for US coronavirus czar Dr. Anthony Fauci to change his tune regarding multi-masking, the trendy if bizarre practice of wearing more than one face covering at the same time in an effort to avoid infection with coronavirus. Fauci initially came out in support of the practice, touting it as “common sense” given the supposedly super-contagious new strain of Covid-19 on the loose.
However, the health official admitted a scarce few days after that “there’s no data that indicates that that [double-masking] is going to make a difference and that is the reason why the CDC has not changed its recommendation.”
This particular issue may have sprung from a CNBC reporter’s innocent misreading of a research paper suggesting triple-layer masks might show some superiority over single-layer face coverings - but even that conclusion was based on a hypothesis, rather than an actual study.