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In an apparent U-turn, Trump tweets a photograph of himself with a face masks: "Many individuals say that sporting a face masks is patriotic."

President Trump's resolve could crack – at least when it comes to face masks.

However, Trump tweeted on Monday
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a photo of yourself wearing a mask with a seal of the president. "Many people say that wearing a face mask is patriotic when you can't distance yourself socially." CNN
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reported that the president's declining polls likely played a role in this decision to wear a mask and hold at 5:00 p.m. daily. Corona Virus Pandemic Update.

On April 3, the Trump administration and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reversed their face mask guidelines, saying that all Americans should wear fabric face coverings and not, as mentioned, only medical workers. President Trump cited "recent studies" on asymptomatic transmission for the U-turn, while the CDC cited "new evidence."

Contrary to New York Mayor Bill DeBlasio's mandate to wear masks in stores, the federal government's recommendations are voluntary. Trump also signaled his opposition to wearing a mask. "I don't think I'll do it," he said at the time, adding, "I wear a face mask when I greet presidents, prime ministers, dictators, kings, queens – I just don't see it." . ”

During an interview in Fox News on Sunday, journalist Chris Wallace Trump asked if he would introduce a federal mandate to wear face masks in public places where social distance is not possible. Trump replied, "No, I want people to have some freedom," he said, adding, "I don't agree with the statement that everything will go away if everyone wears a mask."

When asked whether he was responsible for not having a federal corona virus guideline during the interview, Trump replied: "Look, I always take responsibility for everything because ultimately it's my job too. I have to line everyone up "Some governors did well, others did bad. We have more fair tests than any other country in the world."

By Monday, COVID-19 had infected 14.6 million people worldwide. According to the Center for Systems Science and Engineering at Johns Hopkins University, over 609,198 people have been killed worldwide. New York, the epicenter of the virus in the United States, still had the most deaths of any state (32,506), followed by New Jersey (15,715) and Massachusetts (8,433).

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On February 29, the general surgeon tweeted his opposition to the public with masks. "Seriously people: stop buying masks!" he tweeted. "They are NOT effective in preventing the public from getting #coronavirus, but if healthcare providers can't get them to care for sick patients, they and our communities are at risk!" He changed his mind on April 4.

The public was understandably confused. N95 masks appear to be effective for healthcare workers. This study states that N95 medical masks help filter viruses larger than 0.1 microns (one micron, um, equals one millionth of a meter). The corona virus is 0.125 µm. They have "effectiveness in filtering smaller particles and are designed to be close to the face," it said.

The markets seem to be torn between optimism in vaccine research and the economic impact of new waves, particularly in California, Arizona, Florida and Texas. The Dow Jones Industrial Index
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closed higher on Monday as investors looked at the prospect of further fiscal stimulus. The S & P 500
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and Nasdaq Composite
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also ended up higher.

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