Fauci è stato avvistato con la faccia nuda martedì mentre partecipava a una festa per il libro per il giornalista di ABC News Jonathan Karl presso lo spot italiano di fascia alta DC Cafe Milano, Riferito Politico. The outlet noted that Fauci would wear or remove the mask depending on who was around him.
Novelist Sally Quinn – who once wrote an erotic novel featuring a Fauci-inspired character – told the outlet that the NIAID director said he was planning to put the mask on if someone he “didn’t know” came up to him.
“ho detto, ‘You seem pretty ambivalent about your mask’ because no one else was wearing one,” Quinn told Politico. “Egli ha detto, ‘I just decided that if anyone came up that I didn’t know, I would put my mask on.’”
Quinn also noted that “paparazzi” were trying to snap some picks of the maskless COVID-19 presidential adviser – who has made masking up a key feature of his tenure at the agency during the pandemic – to get a “gotcha moment” from Fauci.
D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser announced that the citywide mask mandate would end by next Monday.