CDC Director says he’d go for the mask!
by Rose Maramba
Testifying at the US Senate Appropriations subcommittee hearing on Wednesday, 16 September 2020, regarding the White House’s efforts in response to the coronavirus, Dr. Robert Redfield Jr., virologist Director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), said that he would trust the face make more than the COVID vaccine.
“I might even go so far as to say that this face mask [holding up a surgical 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 is not going to protect me. This face mask will.”
The CDC, a national public health institute in the United States, is a federal agency whose main goal is to protect public health and safety through the control and prevention of disease, injury, and disability nationally and internationally. Because its job is to focus national attention on developing and applying disease control and prevention (not least infectious disease), people in the United States and around the world want to know what the federal agency has to say these days of the COVID-19 crisis.
Featured image (masked crowd reflected on car mirror, superimposed on syringe): Crowd/Elvert Barnes, CC BY-SA2.0. Syringe held by gloved hand/Marco Verch Professional Photographer’s Photostream, CC BY2.0
Dr Redfield/CDC, PD
Face mask/Afif Kusuma
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