FACT CHECK: Fauci's claim that "CDC doesn't mandate anything" #

Rating: FALSE

Anthony Fauci was interviewed by CNN's Micheal Smerconish* and made the following claim:

"Organizations like the CDC recommend (CDC doesn't mandate anything) I mean recommends, that people wear masks." 📺

The CDC itself contradicts him:

"The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued an Order [PDF – 11 pages] on January 29, 2021 requiring the wearing of masks by people on public transportation conveyances or on the premises of transportation hubs to prevent spread of the virus that causes COVID-19. This Order was effective February 1, 2021 and was published in the Federal Register on February 3, 2021.

"The terms of the Order, which were no longer enforceable as a result of a court order (effective, April 18, 2022), have now expired due to the conclusion of the Public Health Emergency on May 11, 2023."


* Apparently on September 2, 2023 based on the CNN URL.


/misc | Sep 03, 2023

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