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Surgeon general: Data doesn’t back up wearing masks in public amid coronavirus pandemic

March 31, 2020 / By Talia Kaplan | Fox News

U.S. Surgeon General Jerome Adams said on “Fox & Friends” Tuesday that “the data doesn’t show” that wearing masks in public will help people during the coronavirus pandemic.

Adams, a member of the Trump administration’s Coronavirus Task Force, made the comment one day after President Trump said he sees a scenario where all Americans could be expected to wear masks in public “for a short period of time after we get back into gear.”

Trump acknowledged on Monday that he did not yet discuss the idea with his task force and said it is “certainly something we could discuss.”

“It’s important to understand that we are looking at the data every single day and we make the best recommendations to the American people we can based on what we know,” Adams said on Tuesday.

“What the World Health Organization [WHO] and the CDC [The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention] have reaffirmed in the last few days is that they do not recommend the general public wear masks.”

He then explained the reasons why.

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