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CDC Issues Strongest Endorsement For Masks Yet, Says Small Uptick Could Save $1 Trillion

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued its strongest endorsement yet for the widespread wearing of masks, saying Tuesday that face coverings protect both the wearer and those around them from the spread of COVID-19. “Adopting universal masking policies can help avert future lockdowns, especially if combined with other non-pharmaceutical interventions such as social […]

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Biden Implores Americans To Wear Masks In First Remarks Since Declaring Victory

President-elect Joe Biden on Monday implored Americans of all political leanings to wear masks to help curb the spread of COVID-19, saying that doing so was the “single most potent weapon against” the coronavirus. In his first remarks since his election victory speech Saturday, Biden called for “an end to the politicalization” of mask-wearing and […]

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Republican Governor Faults Trump For Sending ‘Confusing Messages’ About Masks

Arkansas’ Republican Gov. Asa Hutchinson criticized President Donald Trump on Sunday for sending “confusing messages” about whether Americans should wear masks and practice social distancing to slow the spread of the coronavirus. Margaret Brennan, host of CBS’ “Face the Nation,” asked Hutchinson whether Trump’s reluctance to endorse mask-wearing enthusiastically hurt the governor’s ability to persuade […]

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The CDC Now ‘Strongly Recommends’ Masks on Planes, Trains, and Subways

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) now recommend people masks on public transportation and at public transportation hubs, like airports and train stations. “Transmission of the virus through travelers has led to—and continues to lead to—interstate and international spread of the virus which causes COVID-19,” the new recommendation reads. “Appropriately worn masks reduce […]