Addy Baird and Miriam Elder, reporting for BuzzFeed News:
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention called for all
Americans to wear face coverings in public to help stop the spread
of the coronavirus Friday, pushing for people to wear cloth
coverings like a bandana or a scarf.
Announcing the move at his daily briefing, President Trump
undermined the recommendation of his experts by emphasizing that
it was voluntary and he would not be wearing one.
“So it’s voluntary, you don’t have to do it,” he said. “They
suggest it for a period of time. This is voluntary, I don’t think
I’m gonna be doing it.”
This fucking guy.
In the recommendation published online Friday, the CDC said
that because the virus can “spread between people interacting in
close proximity,” they would recommend “wearing cloth face
coverings in public settings where other social distancing
measures are difficult to maintain (e.g., grocery stores and
pharmacies) especially in areas of significant community-based
I implore all of you, get on board with Team Face Mask. Stay at home, wash your hands, use hand sanitizer, keep your distance from others when out, and, when out, wear a face mask. Every thing we can do helps, and wearing a mask helps.
★ Friday, 3 April 2020