The white house changed advice for residents of the United States regarding the wearing of masks, now all Americans, even those who are not sick COVID-19, suggest to close the face with a mask or cloth. This was at a briefing in Washington April 3, said the President of the United States Donald trump, told the TV channel CNN.
He stressed that the wearing of masks is voluntary and he will not follow the recommendations.
According to trump, he is not, as you put the mask to welcome in the oval office “presidents, Prime Ministers, dictators, kings, Queens.”
Opinions of the medical community about the effectiveness of masks as a way to reduce the risk of infection with coronavirus was divided. The chief surgeon of the country Jerome Adams in February urged citizens to stop buying masks. But then prevailed a contrary view.
Trump ordered to ban the export of masks, gloves, respirators and other PPE in the face of their deficit.
According to data from the American Johns Hopkins University on April 4, the total number of infected people in the world exceeded of 1.11 million people, including more than 226 thousand recovered, and almost 59 thousand died. USA ranks first in the world in the number of infected (278 458) and third in the number of deaths (7159).