first_imgIs it a case of do as I say not as I do? Dr. Anthony Fauci was all smiles last night at the Yankees vs Nationals game in Washington D.C. despite bouncing the ceremonial first pitch wide left. But wait a minute, we shouldn’t be able to see Dr. Fauci’s smile if his protective mask is properly in place. Also, the country’s top infectious diseases specialist is well within the six foot social distancing guideline. The mask slip prompting the Twitter #FauciTheFraud to trend.But I thought…— Robert J. O’Neill (@mchooyah) July 24, 2020 Americans are warned to wear their masks whenever in public, especially if social distancing is not possible. Broward County even mandates that residents wear masks while home on their property. Actually, the ordinance is confusing:6. Do I need to wear a facial covering when I have guests in my home? Do my guests need to wear a facial covering?EO 20-21 requires that all persons wear a facial covering while outside of their residential property if social distancing of at least six feet (6’) between persons not of the same household cannot be consistently maintained. [EO 20-21, Section 3]. Therefore, you are not required under EO 20-21 to wear a facial covering if you are on your own residential property. However, your guests need to wear a facial covering both inside of your home and in outside areas like a backyard or patio whenever social distancing of at least six feet (6’) cannot be consistently maintained.Mask-wearing rules have sparked rage-fueled fights prompting some to pull a weapon. Also, Americans have been threatened with hefty monitory fines or even jailed for not wearing a mask in public. An Oregon man was arrested by the Sweet Home police chief and was booked him into the city’s jail for failure to appear and contempt of court. Enforcement of the COVID-19 mask mandates is murky. Sheriffs have said they don’t have the capacity to follow up on complaints. Oregon’s governor has left it up to counties to decide how to enforce the rule. And some individual jurisdictions have their own guidelines. Washington, DC, Mayor Muriel Bowser enacted a strict mask order on Wednesday ordering people over the age of two leaving their homes would be required to wear a mask with the threat of a fine of up to $1,000 for violating the order.Even the president finally succumbed to pressure and donned a mask in public.President Donald Trump wears a face mask as he walks down a hallway during a visit to Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Md., Saturday, July 11, 2020. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)In March, Fauci said there was “no reason to be walking around with a mask” even though it “might make people feel a little bit better” but has since reversed his opinion in favor of frequent mask-wearing.Many criticized the mask slip. “And there’s Dr. Anthony Fauci showing us all he knows exactly how well masks work!” wrote former New York Times reporter Alex Berenson. “Thanks for the lesson, doc.”last_img

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