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The Latest: Surgeon general urges face coverings

30 days ago   |   By Boston Herald

By The Associated Press
WASHINGTON - Surgeon General Jerome Adams said Sunday the Trump administration is “trying to correct” its guidance from earlier in the coronavirus epidemic that wearing face coverings was not necessary.
With virus cases surging and many states and cities now issuing orders to wear masks in public, Adams said he and other administration officials were wrong back in March. But he insists they were going with the scientific knowledge at the time, which suggested that people with COVID-19 who showed no symptoms were not likely to spread the virus.
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US Surgeon General Jerome Adams says the US can turn coronavirus around in '2 or 3 weeks if everyone does their part'

US Surgeon General Jerome Adams says the US can turn coronavirus around in '2 or 3 weeks if everyone does their part'

30 days ago   |   By Business Insider

Surgeon General Jerome Adams said Sunday that the US could turn around novel coronavirus infections in two to three weeks if "everyone does their part."
Adams appeared Sunday on CBS' "Face the Nation," two days after the US recorded its highest ever number of daily COVID-19 infections .
"Just as we've seen cases skyrocket, we can turn this thing around in two to three weeks if we can get a critical mass of people wearing face coverings, practicing at least six feet of social distancing, doing the things that we know are effective," Adams said.
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