[Ed. – Uh, if you want to figure out why flu was so little transmitted or reported, try the school closures and lockdowns. Doubtful the masks were the most important prophylactic in that regard. And repeated shutdowns of ordinary daily life are a non-starter for any purpose.]
Anchor Chuck Todd said, “Let’s get to mask-wearing. At what point can we stop wearing masks outside? At what point if vaccinated people, do you take the masks off? Is the mask going to be something we have with us in a seasonal aspect?”
Fauci said, “You know, that’s quite possible. I think people have gotten used to the fact that wearing masks, clearly if you look at the data, diminishes respiratory diseases. You know we’ve had practically a non-existent flu season this year, merely because people were doing the kind of public health things that were directed predominantly against COVID-19.