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Trump says he’s ‘all for masks’ after GOP leaders voiced support for face coverings | McClatchy Washington Bureau

Trump claims he's 'all for masks' after refusing to publicly wear one himself for months

Whenever I need to talk to someone not wearing a face mask or even just wearing one incorrectly, I have a solid fear that they will get me sick.

"If I were in a tight situation with people, I would absolutely", Trump said in an interview with Fox Business, as many U.S. states reported a surge in the number of cases.

Does wearing a mask pose any health risks? Many states and localities have implemented their own orders requiring residents to wear masks in public. It is risky to travel these days, especially as cases across the country increase, but if absolutely necessary, the most important thing you can do to protect yourself and others while traveling is to wear a mask. In May, during a visit to a factory in MI, he told reporters he took off a facial covering before facing the cameras because he "didn't want to give the press the pleasure of seeing it".

"If a face mask mandate meaningfully lowers coronavirus infections, it could be valuable not only from a public health perspective but also from an economic perspective because it could substitute for renewed lockdowns that would otherwise hit GDP", the researchers wrote, according to USA Today.

In any case, it's likely that Trump's recent U-turn on masks is a reflection on mounting pressure as he embarks on a reelection campaign.

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Globally there have been 10.7 million confirmed cases and more than 516,000 dead, according to Johns Hopkins' count. Fauci warned that if the United States does not take control of the situation it risks "an even greater outbreak".

The president did not wear masks during his coronavirus task force briefings. It was OK. It was a dark, black mask and I thought it think and if people feel good about it they should do it. In the same interview, he said masks are a "double-edged sword".

"I'd have no problem, ' he told Fox Business" Blake Burman in a Rose Garden interview.

'Take them off you look ridiculous, ' chastised one. And they drop it on the desk and then they touch their eye and they touch their nose. "And I think we're going to have a vaccine very soon too".

The alert, which echoes guidelines from the Centres for Disease Control and Prevention published in April, is available in both English and Spanish in the USA with plans to roll the feature out internationally in the future, Facebook told NBC.

It's not only the economy that could be saved by nationwide mask-wearing. Just 46% of Republicans said the same, according to the poll. Wearing a face mask is one of the best ways for infected people to keep those droplets contained, and for those who are healthy, a mask may also offer some protection against inhalation.

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But it's important to understand that, as yet, there is no evidence of human-to-human transmission of this particular virus. The tests showed that as many as 4.4 per cent of the general population also appeared to have been exposed.

Mr Trump's position on face masks is complicated, with the president's own administration issuing guidance in April advising all Amercians to wear a mask when in public.

Trump has been at pains to avoid being photographed or seen in public wearing a face mask or covering. Another study in the Journal of Health Affairs in June, found that infection was 2% lower in places where mask mandates were enforced, though other factors could have contributed to this difference.

We rounded up plenty of cute and comfy cloth face masks for kids that are made by trusted brands, featuring playful patterns, kid-friendly colorful designs, and even some of your child's favorite characters. Some Republicans have started encouraging him to do so to set an example for the nation to follow. Trump wore a mask in private at a Ford plant in MI, where a someone snapped a photo of the President wearing a face covering. "If you're against Trump, you do", Alexander said. And, unlike other developed countries, the USA seems far from flattening the virus's curve within its borders.

They come in different colors and fabrics but despite this new trend, there are some who still refuse to wear them.

Mike Stunson covers real-time news for McClatchy.

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