The White House coronavirus task force has yet to make a definitive recommendation concerning the use of masks or face coverings for Americans as a COVID-19 response measure, despite back-and-forth recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and top health advisors.

Yesterday during the coronavirus task force briefing, Deborah Birx, MD, the task force coordinator, emphasized that masks, most likely homemade, cloth masks, should not offer a false sense of security to the public, and said Americans were still not doing enough physical (social) distancing.


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