Fauci was on MSNBC this morning and said the CDC hasn’t flip-flopped on the need for the vaccinated to wear masks. Rather, he suggests the science has changed due to the delta strain:
Fauci on the CDC's mask flip-flop: "The CDC hasn’t really flip-flopped at all." pic.twitter.com/ZNvrCesra5
— Tom Elliott (@tomselliott) July 28, 2021
Dr. Scott Gottlieb disagreed with the new mask advice on CNBC this morning. Skip ahead to 1:30 where he begins his analysis:
.@ScottGottliebMD weighs in on the CDC’s updated mask guidance. pic.twitter.com/7H7bCEYm0w
— CNBC (@CNBC) July 28, 2021
Gottlieb first notes the shifting guidance from the CDC is creating confusion. In his opinion, the focus on mask wearing should really be on people in close contact with the vulnerable, whether old or very young. He doesn’t believe the guidance should be for the general public.
He adds the effect of this new guidance will be negligible, saying “I don’t think we’re going to get enough bang for our buck by telling vaccinated people to wear masks at all times, to make it worth our while.”
Gottlieb argues that we’re further in this delta wave than we realize and that in another two or three weeks we’ll be through it.
Watch his comments for more…