CDC director Robert Redfield suggested in a Senate Appropriations subcommittee hearing on Wednesday that face masks are “more guaranteed” to protect against the coronavirus than a vaccine, citing the potential for some people to not become immune to the virus after receiving the shot.
Redfield says in the video:
“I might even go so far as to say that this face mask is more guaranteed to protect me against COVID than when I take a COVID vaccine. Because the immunogenicity may be 70%, and if I don’t get an immune response, the vaccine’s not going to protect me. This face mask will.”
Meanwhile, Trump is contradicting Redfield, suggesting that “he didn’t understand the question” and that a vaccine will be more effective. Except there are no vaccines today, but plenty of masks.
Why is Trump so anti-mask? Imagine visiting a dentist anytime prior to 2020 and the dentist doesn’t wear a mask while working on your teeth. You’d never go near that dentist office again! Probably a good idea not to re-elect this president, too.