Dr Fauci: Asymptomatic spread has never been a driver of outbreaks
If you believe asymptomatic transmission of the SARS-COV2 virus is a key driver to the outbreak and rising case count, and a reason to mandate masks, lockdowns, and other restrictions, watch the video of Dr. Fauci below (transcript following).
....we would really like to see the data, because if there is asymptomatic transmission, it really impacts the policies regarding screening, etc. But the one thing historically that people need to realize is that even if there is some asymptomatic transmission, in all the history of respiratory-borne viruses of any type, asymptomatic transmission has never been the driver of outbreaks. The driver of outbreaks is always a symptomatic person. Even if there's a rare asymptomatic person that might transmit, an epidemic is not driven by asymptomatic carriers." -- Dr. Fauci
Anyone who is symptomatic (feels ill, visibly ill, measurably ill) should stay home. No one is arguing otherwise.
To use asymptomatic transmission as a reason for increased cases is false, according to Dr. Fauci, because that would make them the driver of the outbreak. To create mandates and restrictions based on the theory that asymptomatic people are the problem would be wrong, according to Dr. Fauci's quote.
So the CDC's response, regarding their recent report on mask wearers having high postive case rates, makes no sense as they seem to now say masks aren't to protect you, but to protect others from you if you are asymptomatic:
[Screengrab above: Tucker Carlson discussing CDC data (including an interesting bit of history regarding masks and the Spanish flu), and then discussing their contradictory response]