Don’t think I’m going to wear face masks : Trump
After weeks of insisting that Americans don’t have to wear face masks as a precaution against that coronavirus, U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday announced new guidelines as issued by CDC (Centers for Disease Control) advising the use of non medical cloth based face coverings.
He said this to media during the Coronavirus Taskforce Press briefing, “I don’t think I’m going to be doing it, wearing a mask I greet presidents, prime ministers, dictators, kings, queens… I just don’t see it”.
Trump, however, emphasized that the advisory by CDC is just a precautionary measure and Americans should only wear masks voluntarily.
It is believed that CDC was under pressure by White House to issue guidelines for wearing masks.
CDC felt the people may not follow the social distancing if they would wear masks. Social distancing still remains officials’ best hope of preventing further spread.
U.S. health officials are asking that Americans wear masks made of cloth you can find around your home and that the new recommendation does not replace the government’s ongoing request that people follow social distancing rules, avoid public gatherings and stay six feet apart from others.
“I just don’t want to wear one myself,” Trump said, adding, “I don’t see it for myself. Maybe I’ll change my mind.”