U.S. media reported that 14 local time, the U.S. government’s medical director on social media to encourage people to wear masks to curb the spread of the new crown virus. Masks, he said, do not violate Americans’ “freedom” and help boost the economy. “Some people feel that masks violate their freedom of choice, but if more people wear masks, we have more freedom to go out,” Jerome Adams, the U.S. government’s medical director, wrote on social media. Wearing a mask will reduce asymptomatic transmission and (make) more places open.” Wearing a mask, he said, would “promote freedom”.
Originaltitled: US government medical director calls on people to wear masks: “promote freedom” Source: China News Network
Adams reportedly said in February that wearing a mask was “not effective” in preventing the spread of the virus and urged people to stay at home when sick and wash their hands with soap and water to protect themselves.
In early April, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued new guidelines requiring people to wear face masks in public. Since then, Adams has changed his tune.
However, calls to wear masks have met resistance in some parts of the United States. In May, U.S. President Donald Trump was photographed undressed by the media during a visit to a Ford plant in Michigan.