Presidential candidate Joe Biden is calling for a nationwide protective mask mandate, citing health experts' predictions that it could save 40,000 lives from coronavirus over the next three months.
"Wearing the mask is less about you contracting the virus," Biden said. "It's about preventing other people from getting sick."
The Democrat also responded to those who push back against such mandates."This is America. Be a patriot. Protect your fellow citizens. Step up, do the right thing."
President Donald Trump on Wednesday said at a press briefing that his administration was sending 125 million reusable masks to school districts across the nation. He urges Americans to wear masks but has opposed the idea of a national requirement and declined to wear one for months. He has worn one on occasion more recently.
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