[Ed. – This is the thing about Fauci. He’s always adopting ambivalent positions but using absolutist words, so that his advice sounds much firmer than it really is. Then media and Democrats run around afterward calling Trump out for not following Fauci’s advice. The pattern has become ridiculous at this point.]
Fauci, the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, has been urging Americans to use masks for months. …
But he has said before that he doesn’t think a federal law would be the way to go.
“I don’t like to be authoritarian from the federal government, but at the local level, if governors and others essentially mandate the use of masks when you have an outbreak, I think that would be very important,” Fauci told Alabama Sen. Doug Jones during a Facebook live event in July.
“Well, if people are not wearing masks, then maybe we should be mandating it,” Fauci told CNN’s Erin Burnett Friday.