There is no doubt that the incoming Biden-Harris administration will take a much stronger stance in proposing people wear masks to combat the spread of the Coronavirus. Of what the outgoing Trump administration did.
Andrew Selsky of the Associated Press has been researching how to amend CDC advice about masks during the pandemic as more science emerged about how the virus spreads.
He reminds us that the American surgeon General Jerome Adams tweeted on February 29: “Serious people – stop buying masks! They are not effective in preventing the general public from picking up the #Coronavirus.”
But last week, after I had long advised people to wear masks because they help prevent infected people from spreading the Coronavirus, the CDC added a new reason to wear the mask. Masks can also protect uninfected wearers
The agency pointed to a study led by Japanese researchers, which found that masks mask about 60% of the amount of virus that an infected person exits. When an uninfected person wears a mask near an infected person who is not wearing it, the amount of virus inhaled by the uninfected person decreases by up to 50%.
But when both people wear the masks, the better.
The drop in virus particles that reached the second person approached 70%. Therefore, if everyone wore a mask when social distancing was not possible, the infection rate would be lowered, experts say.
Across the United States, there isn’t a single federal mandate for masks. The CDC has only made recommendations, and they have often been undermined before Donald Trump Joe Biden is often mocked for wearing one whenever he’s outdoors.
Biden, now the president-elect, has said repeatedly that there should be a nationwide mandate for masks.. He also promised to require every ruler to impose muzzle rules. For those who refuse, he has pledged to circumvent them for similar mandates at the provincial or local level so that the entire country is covered.
As of yesterday, 36 states have some sort of mask mandate.
Republican governors in Iowa, North Dakota and Utah – all of the hard hit states – have recently reversed course and demanded at least a limited mask. Others have extended or expanded earlier requests.
Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds She cast some doubts Tuesday about the science behind the masks even as it imposed a limited mask rule, indicating that neighboring states with mask mandates have seen increasing numbers of cases, although not as dangerous as Iowa.
She inadvertently hit her head in regards to how widespread misinformation about the virus is. She said, “If you look, you can find what you want to support wherever you are.”