Trump’s approval of the wearing of the public safety mask differs from previous messages from his administration, which was reluctant to tolerate the widespread use of masks by the public.
General surgeon Jerome Adams said last month that people could increase their chances of getting coronavirus if they wore masks without training. Dr. Anthony Fauci of the National Institutes of Health, an immunologist with the White House coronavirus task force, said a few weeks ago that wearing a mask could encourage people to touch their faces more. which could increase the risk of infection.
The World Health Organization also don’t encourage wear masks, unless the wearer is caring for a person infected with a coronavirus. However, some countries that have successfully stopped the spread of the disease – from South Korea to Singapore – have stepped in to distribute masks to their citizens.