Dr. Anthony Fauci, the nation's top infectious disease expert, does not regret telling Americans they should have been wearing masks sooner.
Speaking Tuesday to the House Energy and Commerce Committee, Fauci explained how the situation was different a few months ago.
“I don't regret that because let me explain to you what happened. At that time, there was a paucity of equipment that our health care providers needed — who put themselves daily in harm's way of taking care of people who are ill. We did not want to divert masks and PPE away from them, to be used by the people,” he said.
“Now that we have enough, we recommend … ” Fauci began answering before he was cut off for the next question.