Mask debate intensifies in US

Modesto Morganelli
Luglio 1, 2020

"I mean, my recommendation is if you can not maintain social distancing right now, it would be a good idea to have some sort of mask", she stated.

Pence said: "If your local officials, in consultation with the state, are directing you to wear a mask, we encourage everyone to wear a mask in the affected areas".

It comes after the Vice President previously dismissed face masks earlier in the pandemic, and on April 28, he refused to wear one while visiting Minnesota's Mayo Clinic.

Both Edmond and Dr. Colleen Kraft, an infectious disease doctor at Emory University, cite the need for more research into the efficacy of face shields in the prevention of COVID-19 transmission. "The stakes are too high for this political debate about pro-Trump, anti-Trump masks to continue".

Republican leaders in Senate and Congress have broke away from President Trump's stance on face masks, suggesting the American public wear them.

US Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said there should be no stigma attached to wearing face coverings in public amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Representative Louie Gohmert of Texas told CNN he would not wear one because "I don't have the coronavirus". "I don't see any downside to the president wearing a mask in public", Doocy said while interviewing Republican National Committee chairwoman Ronna McDaniel.

"'MAGA" should now stand for "Masks Are Great Again.' Let me give you some marketing advice right there", Doocy added.

Doocy kept on the subject by telling McCarthy "we actually all have to wear mask to get into" the Fox News building.

"I was in the epicenter of this".

Kansas Governor Laura Kelly said that she will sign an executive order that will go into effect Friday requiring state residents to wear a mask in stores and shops and in any place where social distancing of 6 feet (1.83 m) can not be maintained, including outside. "I've known the president to have worn a mask at times as he goes forward..." A number of Republican lawmakers have also endorsed mask-wearing in recent days.

"Everyone should just wear a damn mask", GOP Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida said last week.

Republican Sen. Lamar Alexander of Tennessee on Tuesday explicitly called on Trump to at least "occasionally" wear a mask. I've heard there are people around the president who say now you shouldn't wear it, but nonetheless, it would be a powerful symbol. "So, unless he's going to continue to explain why he's not wearing a mask, then I don't think it's such a bad idea just for him to wear a mask so that there are some people who would follow in his lead.

Around here, senators and staff wear masks because we don't want to make each other sick".

According to a study done in 2014 found in the Journal of Occupational and Environmental Hygiene, called the "Efficacy of Face Shields Against Cough Aerosol Droplets From a Cough Simulator", a simulation showed that wearing a plastic face shield reduced the inhalation of droplets from a cough by 96%, significantly protecting the wearer.

Well over a dozen states and Washington, DC, have mandated mask-wearing in public spaces, and polling has repeatedly shown a strong majority of Americans support wearing face-coverings to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

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