The world is on the cusp of celebrating the entrance of 2022, but don’t tell Dr. Fauci that.
After all, the nation’s esteemed medical advisor apparently insists upon remaining stuck in 2020, notably the portion of 2020 in which the American economy was paralyzed and virtually everyone was enduring some form of lockdown amidst widespread suffering and uncertainty.
In other words, the type of environment in which Fauci thrives, which means that it is an environment that he is not terribly eager to give up on anytime soon.
Which is precisely why he rambled on and on about the importance of apparently endless mask wearing during an appearance on ABC’s “This Week” to host Jonathan Karl.
“We want to make sure people keep their masks on. I think the idea of taking masks off, in my mind, is really not something we should even be considering.” [Source: Fox News]
Well then. So now the nation should not even “be considering” ending mask mandates. If that isn’t a totally pointed barb at Senator Rand Paul, who has long questioned the validity of endless mask mandates, what is?
Karl, of course, had to bring up the fact that airline CEOs aren’t crazy about masks, in part because they bear the brunt of the government’s admittedly arbitrary behavior: The government may pass mandates, but the airlines are the ones tasked with constantly enforcing them.
As if they didn’t have enough issues to deal with during COVID.
Nonetheless, these facts didn’t stop Karl from pressing Fauci further on the difference between his position and the position of airline CEOs.
“And of course, the airline CEOs were suggesting that — you know, that we may not — may no longer need a mask. I hear you loud and clearly, you disagree with that on an — on the airplane.” [Source: Fox News]
Of course, Fauci was sure to insist that masks should not only be worn on all flights, but especially on longer flights, which are of course vastly less comfortable than shorter flights.
“I think when you’re dealing with a closed space, even though the filtration is good that you want to go that extra step … When you have people, you know you get a flight from Washington to San Francisco, it’s a well over a five-hour flight …
Even though you have a good filtration system, I still believe that masks are a prudent thing to do and we should be doing it.” [Source: Fox News]
Well, since Fauci apparently dictates what the FAA does, it is clear that whatever Fauci thinks the nation should be doing will set the stage for whatever various federal agencies will impose upon Americans next.
Ever drunk on power, Fauci didn’t just stop at floating endless mask mandates: He also floated the possibility of requiring Americans to become fully vaccinated before being permitted to travel on a domestic flight.
“A vaccine requirement for a person getting on the plane is just another level of getting people to have a mechanism that would spur them to get vaccinated; namely, you can’t get on a plane unless you’re vaccinated, which is just another one of the ways of getting requirements, whatever that might be.” [Source: Fox News]
Gotta love how Fauci says a vaccine requirement for domestic flights is “just another level” of prevention.
After all, Biden once proclaimed he wouldn’t support a vaccine mandate, only to take a wildly different position later on, so “just another level” could really be perceived as just another attack on liberty.
In addition, Fauci also links vaccines and mandates together, further affirming the reality that not even fully vaccinated status excuses one from wearing masks.
“So I mean, anything that could get people more vaccinated would be welcome. But with regard to the spread of virus in the country, I mean, I think if you look at wearing a mask and the filtration on planes, things are reasonably safe.” [Source: Fox News]
When, oh when, will the Fauci nightmare end …
Author: Jane Jones