CDC Considers Asking People to Wear Makeshift Masks in Public

CDC Considers Asking People to Wear Makeshift Masks in Public

World Health Organization also wants to maximise the availability of face masks to medical staff due to the shortage so that people do not stock buy on masks if they do not need them.

"After we get back into gear, people could - I could see something like that happening for a period of time, but I would hope it would be a very limited period of time", Trump said.

"If you are NOT sick: You do not need to wear a face mask unless you are caring for someone who is sick (and they are not able to wear a face mask)".

The WHO says healthy people only need to wear a mask if they're taking care of a person with a suspected case of the CCP (Communist Chinese Party) virus, commonly known as the novel coronavirus. which causes COVID-19.

United States officials are actively discussing recommending masks to people who are not in hospitals or sick, a top official said on Tuesday.

Instead, the recommendation under consideration calls for using do-it-yourself cloth coverings, according to a second official who shared that thinking on a personal Facebook account. "We're not there yet, but I think we're close to coming to some determination".

"There is no specific evidence to suggest that the wearing of masks by the mass population has any potential benefit".

The CDC is reportedly considering recommending Americans cover their faces in public amid the nation's fight against the coronavirus.

In the Czech Republic, people are required to wear masks out in public during the pandemic, even if they're homemade.

Many Asian countries recommend citizens wear masks to fight the spread of the coronavirus, and the homemade masks have some prominent proponents in the US, including former Food and Drug Administration Commissioner Scott Gottlieb; Thomas Inglesby, director of the Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security; and former National Institutes of Health director Harold Varmus. That role, he emphasized, would be not to prevent the mask wearer from inhaling infected air, but to prevent an infected mask wearer from spreading the virus into the community. "The thought of them not having masks is horrific".

The idea is being pushed by some health experts, including Scott Gottlieb, a former commissioner of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. To reduce this risk during Phase I, everyone, including people without symptoms, should be encouraged to wear nonmedical fabric face masks while in public, ' he said.

He said experts have usually taken the view that masks are not effective and potentially risky and, in the current circumstances, they should be conserved for health care personnel.

President Donald Trump told reporters in Washington on Monday that suggesting everybody wear a mask in public was something officials could discuss.

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