Trump announces that the CDC is telling EVERYONE to ‘voluntarily’ wear masks – but he won’t wear any
BREAKING NEWS: Donald Trump announces that the CDC says EVERYONE to wear ‘voluntarily’ masks or facial covers – then says ‘I don’t think I’m going to do that’
President Trump announced at his press conference on Friday that the Centers for Disease Control now recommend that Americans wear non-medical masks – but insisted it was not a mandate.
“So it’s voluntary, you don’t have to do it,” the president said from the podium of the briefing room. “This is voluntary, I don’t think I’m going to do it.”
Top experts, including members of Trump’s coronavirus task force, said for days that they debated whether or not to issue a mask recommendation.
President Trump said the CDC would recommend that Americans wear masks – but said it was voluntary and he wouldn’t
The President urged Americans not to wear medical-grade masks and instead make masks of fabric at home
One concern is that Americans who do not work in the medical field would boast masks needed to protect doctors, nurses, emergency responders, and others on the front lines.
For days, Trump suggested that Americans simply wear scarves to make ends meet.
But on Friday, he said the CDC released the new mask recommendation.
From recent studies We know that the transmission of persons without symptoms plays a more important role in the spread of the virus than previously believed, so you don’t seem to have any symptoms and it is still being transmitted, “the President explained.
‘In light of these studies, the CDC recommends prosecuting non-medical fabric facial coverage as an additional voluntary public health measure, “he said.
The President proposed fabric or fabric masks that could be ordered online or made at home. They must also be washable.
“I want to emphasize that the CDC does not recommend the use of medical or surgical grade masks and we want them to be used for our wonderful medical people who work so hard and do some work,” said the president.
Trump also said that wearing a mask did not replace the social distance guidelines the government had already issued, which included standing six feet apart and “practicing hand hygiene” as the President put it.
“Again, we are all coming back here together,” he assured the American people.
But then reiterated that he would not be caught wearing a mask.
“I choose not to do it,” said the President.