Since the beginning of the outbreak, it seems that every few weeks there were different guidelines on the best practices to limit the spread of the coronavirus.
The early recommendation was that face masks were only required by health care workers. But that evolved to face masks being recommended for everyone. Now, entire states and cities require face masks in public in order to slow the recent surge in cases.
“I’m telling you, look, I don’t have the evidence right now to say definitively that a mask doesn’t do anything,” Buck Sexton, the host of “The Buck Sexton Show,” said Friday. “But I think it does very little. Explain to me why there was the continued transmission of COVID-19 all throughout the lockdown when everybody who was going anywhere in public was wearing a mask.”
Dr. Anthony Fauci, the country’s top disease expert, said in a recent interview with The Street that masks are not “100 percent protective.”
“However, they certainly are better than not wearing a mask,” he said. He was asked why the public was not told from the very beginning to wear the protective face covering, and said, that “personal protective equipment, including the N95 masks and the surgical masks, were in very short supply” and it was important to make sure health care workers were protected from infection.
President Trump has generally refused wearing masks despite other leaders from his own party calling for their use. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., said, “Everyone should just wear a damn mask, like you guys are, like I am right now.”
Sexton said that the conflicting guidelines from health officials added to the confusion at the start of the outbreak. Many Americans still followed the rules – even if it meant financial ruin—because Democrat politicians said these stay-at-home orders had to be followed for the greater good. But then the George Floyd protests erupted and many Americans saw these same politicians who demanded that they stay home, were actively cheering the protesters that were disobeying the orders.
Sexton said that he was “fired up” because these orders are “stealing months” from the lives of millions of Americans without convincing evidence that we would have been worse off without these stay-at-home orders.
“They don’t know how to stop this pandemic,” he said. “They don’t know what they’re doing. They’re making stuff up. You know? Enough is enough.”
Sexton continued, “Misery, despair, that’s the currency that Democrats want. That’s what they’re going to use to take power in the fall.”