Virologist and immunologist Dr. Robert Malone made it clear Monday that he was not shocked to see Dr. Anthony Fauci, President Joe Biden’s chief medical advisor, making claims about the efficacy of cotton or surgical masks that he did not believe were true.
Malone was recently booted from Twitter amid claims that he was promoting “misinformation” about the available COVID-19 vaccines — particularly those that utilized the mRNA technology he worked to develop — and he joined Fox News host Laura Ingraham on Monday’s broadcast of “The Ingraham Angle.”
Ingraham began with a question about Malone’s exile from Twitter, noting that Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal (D-WA) had said over the weekend that Twitter’s efforts to silence “misinformation” — and particularly the platform’s permanent ban of Congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) — were steps in the right direction but not enough.
“Dr. Malone, where is the country going when an elected official seems to be celebrating a silencing other Americans?” she asked.
“I think you said it. There will be a big turnaround midterm. Where the country is going is where Joe Rogan just went, from Twitter to Gettr,” Malone replied. “And what media doesn’t understand is that you can’t suppress information. It will find a way to be free. And we’re having new — you know, this is an example of the positive aspect of American economy and innovation. We’ve had all this suppression and yet we persist … People don’t tolerate this type of censorship and propaganda that is being pushed on us.”
Ingraham then asked Malone to weigh in on a clip from CNN’s “State of the Union,” during which host Dana Bash asked Fauci about the efficacy of cloth or surgical masks — particularly with regard to the most recent and highly-contagious Omicron variant.
“Are cotton and surgical masks effective at preventing the spread of Omicron?” Bash asked, and Fauci said that they were.
“Yeah, when the CDC says they are effective, in fact, they are,” he said.
Ingraham turned back to Malone, asking whether Fauci’s claim had been a lie — and he said that it was.
“I mean, it’s Tony. What can I say? Tony has no integrity, he lies all the time, and I’ve — me and my peers have been watching this for decades,” Malone said. “We just shrug our shoulders and shake our heads and say, ‘It’s Fauci.’”
“Now, an N95 mask tightly fitted to the surgeon’s face or the health providers face, a very tightly-fitted mask, that can prevent transmission of viruses, correct?” Ingraham pressed. “But who can wear a tightly-fitted medical grade mask? Certainly not a 2-year-old on a flight, correct?”
“Yes. And the thing is with Omicron is it has a reproductive coefficient — and that is fancy medical epidemiology talk — but it has a reproductive coefficient, which is a measure of infectiveness, it’s in the range of measles, it’s in the 7-10 range,” Malone said. “We are all going get infected. Probably the only ones that won’t some degree of symptoms from this in the United States are going to be the ones that have natural immunity. And still a fraction of those are going to get infected.”
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