NEW YORK (1010 WINS) -- President Trump says one thing. The CDC says another. Then the FDA chimes in.
It's all very confusing. So why is there not a single "centralized source of information," Trevor Noah asked Dr. Anthony Fauci on "The Daily Show," specifically singling out the CDC and Trump.
Fauci has admitted that the aforementioned parties' "confused messages" are indeed "unfortunate."
"I think the confused messages that you’re alluding to correctly and appropriately is you don’t have a single message when messages get thrown into political buckets, and that’s something that I really wish that conversations like you and I are having now would dispel that," Fauci said.
Fauci agreed with Noah that there are mixed messages.
"There has been switches in how the messages have gone out and you're right," Fauci said. "I, you know, from a research and public health standpoint, I try my best. And I think I'm successful in giving a consistent message, as often as I can get the message out, something that is just based on the scientific data based on evidence, which is something that is really very important. One of the things that I think gets in the way is that we are in such a divisive state in society that it tends to get politicized. It's almost the one side versus the other."
Fauci added, “Public health measures should be more of a gateway and a pathway to opening the country as opposed to the obstacle to opening the country,” explained Dr. Fauci. “So what has evolved now is that people almost take sides, like wearing a mask or not is a political statement, and that’s really very unfortunate—totally unfortunate—because this is a purely public health issue. It should not be one against the other.”