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Sun Oct 25, 2020, 08:53 PM

welp, the Children of the Orange ain't gonna like this, but... surges require masks.

US should consider national mask mandate for the winter, former USDA commissioner writes in op-ed

https://amp.cnn.com/cnn/2020/10/25/health/us-coronavirus-sunday/index.html


By Amir Vera, Madeline Holcombe, Christina Maxouris and Ray Sanchez, CNN
Updated 9:33 PM EDT, Sun October 25, 2020


(CNN) As the US reports its second-highest day of new Covid-19 cases amid the continuing fall surge, a former commissioner of the US Food and Drug Administration says it may be time for a national mask mandate.

In an op-ed for The Wall Street Journal, Dr. Scott Gottlieb wrote the mandate could be "limited and temporary."

"A mandate can be expressly limited to the next two months," Gottlieb wrote, adding that it's easier to wear a mask in the winter than the summer. "The inconvenience would allow the country to preserve health-care capacity and keep more schools and businesses open."

With deaths expected to rise this winter, policymakers will have to make moves to slow the spread, Gottlieb wrote. There already is no support for reinstating the stay-at-home orders from the spring.

If 95% of Americans wore masks in public, more than 100,000 lives could be saved in the United States through February, according to data released Friday by the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation at the University of Washington.

"If people are not wearing masks, then maybe we should be mandating it," Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, told CNN's Erin Burnett on Friday.

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Response to Bucky (Original post)

Sun Oct 25, 2020, 09:08 PM

1. Geebus, CNN. FDA is NOT the same as USDA and Scott Gottlieb was Commissioner of FDA!

An editor is sorely needed.

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Mon Oct 26, 2020, 01:01 AM

2. But going maskless is a feature not a bug for this psychopathic administration.

Trump and his cronies don't care who dies, they are intentionally trying to kill us. The ultimate power trip, the power of life and death. Remember Fred trained Donald to be a killer. We should interpret that to mean literally, because it is.

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Mon Oct 26, 2020, 01:20 AM

3. ...and fucking enforce it.

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Mon Oct 26, 2020, 02:06 AM

4. one more time . . . for all the "mask debaters" . . .

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