Fauci wears a mask as a 'symbol' of what 'you should be doing' amid coronavirus pandemic

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Tony fauciTop infectious disease specialist Dr. Anthony Fauci said Wednesday that he wears a mask as a "symbol" of what "you should be doing" during the coronavirus pandemic.

"I want to protect myself and protect others, and also because I want to make it be a symbol for people to see that that's the kind of thing you should be doing," Fauci told CNN.

When asked by host Jim Sciutto if his wearing of a mask encouraged their use, Fauci acknowledged masks aren't "100% effective" but are a "valuable safeguard" and part of "respect for another person."

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