For some on the left, their reaction to COVID is something of a religion. Promoting masks and boasting about being vaccinated as well as boosted on social media is an article of faith, even if the cloth masks don’t provide the full protection they think they do. The masks show the necessary virtue-signaling and the person’s ideological purity.
That’s how you get some folks like the lady who punched the man on a Delta flight for not wearing a mask — even though her mask was hanging around her chin. It doesn’t have to make sense — all it needs is the fervor and the devotion to the cause.
But every cult has its holy and revered figures. For the COVID-ists, that’s Saint Anthony Fauci. One must follow with slavish attention all he says, whether it makes sense or not… or whether it contradicts what he’s said before or not.