This is similar to what Dr. Fauci said on CBS ’60 Minutes’ on March 8:
“There’s no reason to be walking around with a mask. When you’re in the middle of an outbreak, wearing a mask might make people feel a little bit better. And it might even block a droplet. But it’s not providing the perfect protection that people think that it is. And often, there are unintended consequences. People keep fiddling with the mask and they keep touching their face.”
“If you do not have any respiratory symptoms such as fever, cough, or runny nose, you do not need to wear a medical mask such as this one. Masks alone can give you a feeling of false protection, and can even be a source of infection when not used incorrectly [touching the mask, then touching eyes and things others touch, she didn’t say, but probably should have – ed.]. Masks should only be used by healthcare workers, caretakers, or by people who are sick with symptoms of fever and cough.” – Dr. April Baller in this WHO video
When and how to wear medical masks to protect against the new coronavirus?
Mar 9, 2020
This is the New York Posts article, which used this video months later, saying the WHO changed their policy. Sadly, they didn’t. The NY Post just used this old video, claiming it was new.
Healthy people should wear masks only if caring for coronavirus patients, WHO says
May 28, 2020
The World Health Organization is recommending healthy people, including those who don’t exhibit COVID-19 symptoms, only wear masks when taking care of someone infected with the contagion, a sharp contrast from the advice given by American public health officials who recommend everyone wear a mask in public.
“If you do not have any [respiratory] symptoms such as fever, cough or runny nose, you do not need to wear a mask,” Dr. April Baller, a public health specialist for the WHO, says in a video on the world health body’s website. “Masks should only be used by health care workers, caretakers or by people who are sick with symptoms of fever and cough.”
The recommendation differs from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), which urges individuals to wear a mask or face covering in public settings, regardless of infection, to limit the spread of the virus. …
Baller noted that masks can give people a “false feeling of protection” and noted that sick individuals should wear one to prevent transmitting the virus to others.