At the end of the clip, Doocy explains to his co-hosts that, based on his research, “apparently, masks work.” Now Doocy appeared to deliver that line in a wry manner, sort of an obvious joke as if he were saying, “duh, masks work.” But Williams took a less charitable interpretation. “Apparently, masks work,” Williams followed. “A breathtaking moment of situational awareness on live television this morning.”

But then Williams twisted the knife, noting, “Ten months, 270,000 lives into this, and this is important, in a rush to a vaccine, in our rush to get life back to normal, to have a spring and summer in 2021 that feels like spring and summer, it’s important we never forget who the deniers were.”