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Dr. Deborah Birx told FOX News’ Chris Wallace on Sunday that there is “clear scientific evidence” that masks help prevent the spread of COVID-19.
Birx said she assumed Trump is “able to maintain that six feet distance” when asked by Wallace whether she wished Trump would wear a mask in public.
Trump has been criticized for repeatedly refusing to wear a mask during public appearances, including during visits to a Ford plant in Michigan and a Honeywell factory in Arizona earlier this month.
Birx said Americans should wear masks in public when they’re not able to socially distance “out of respect for each other.”
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Dr. Deborah Birx, the White House’s coronavirus task force response coordinator, reiterated the importance of wearing masks on Sunday while also suggesting that President Trump hasn’t done so because he’s able to socially distance in most situations.
“There’s clear scientific evidence now by all the droplet experiments that happened and that others have done to show that a mask does prevent droplets from reaching others,” Birx said of measures to protect against spreading the novel coronavirus infection during an interview with Fox News’ Chris Wallace.See the rest of the story at Business Insider
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