The US President-elect Joe Biden Biden made the remarks as the COVID-19 pandemic is surging across the country. He said on Thursday that he will urge Americans to wear face masks during his first 100 days after taking administration.
Joe Biden has shared the plans regarding his taking office and urged the US people obey the health protocol. Wearing face masks should become the good habit for everyone, said the US President-elect.
«In the first day I’m inaugurated I’m going to ask the public for 100 days to mask,» Biden told to the CNN.
Biden stressed that the personal protective equipment is a must now. «Just 100 days to mask. Not forever,» the top Democrat noted. He believes in the sooner significant reduction of COVID-19 infections, but people should be very attentive. The improving of the health situation occurs with vaccinations and masking, to drive down the numbers considerably. added President-elect.
The US continues its struggle with the COVID-19
The United States saw a record high single-day death toll to date on Wednesday with 3,157. According to tallies by Johns Hopkins University, more than 14 million cases have been reported nationwide with some 276,000 deaths as of Thursday.
Biden made wearing the face masks his political statement, despite criticism of such a method. Donald Trump didn’t publicly endorse wearing masks until July.
In his efforts to curb the corona pandemic, Biden said he had asked Anthony Fauci, the US top infectious diseases expert, to be his chief medical adviser. «I asked him to be a chief medical adviser for me as well, and be part of the COVID team,» President-elect added.
Thus, Fauci could keep his position. Earlier, one of the most prominent members of the current office’s coronavirus task force, he had been at odds with the Republican on a number of occasions over the response to the COVID-19 outbreak.