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Masks better than vaccines? CDC director baffles with suggestion face coverings are ‘more guaranteed' to protect against Covid-19

12 days ago   |   By RT

Director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Robert Redfield has raised eyebrows after telling the Senate face masks are a “powerful public health tool” and may even be more effective against Covid-19 than vaccines.
“I've said that if we for six, eight, ten, twelve weeks, we'd bring this pandemic under control,” Redfield, who is also on the White House coronavirus task force, told the Senate Appropriations Committee on Wednesday.
After calling face coverings the “best defense” against the virus, Redfield then claimed masks are “more guaranteed” to protect from Covid-19 than a...
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CDC Needs $6 Billion to Distribute Virus Vaccine, Redfield Says

CDC Needs $6 Billion to Distribute Virus Vaccine, Redfield Says

12 days ago   |   By Bloomberg

The federal government needs an additional $5.5 billion to $6 billion to distribute a Covid-19 vaccine once one is approved, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director Robert Redfield told a Senate panel Wednesday.
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CDC Director: Masks Are 'The Most Important, Powerful Public Health Tool We Have'

CDC Director: Masks Are 'The Most Important, Powerful Public Health Tool We Have'

12 days ago   |   By The Huffington Post

Robert Redfield speculated that masks may even be more effective than a COVID-19 vaccine, particularly for people who don't respond to a vaccine.
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CDC Director Says COVID Vaccine Likely Won't Be Widely Available Until Next Year

CDC Director Says COVID Vaccine Likely Won't Be Widely Available Until Next Year

12 days ago   |   By NPR

Emphasizing the continued importance of masks, Robert Redfield said that while first responders may have early access to a vaccine, broader access is not likely for six to nine months after approval.
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Despite Trump Claims, CDC Says Vaccine Won't Be Widely Available Until Late 2021

12 days ago   |   By Forbes

Director Robert Redfield also stressed the importance of masks, calling them ‘more guaranteed' to protect against the virus than a vaccine.
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CDC director Robert Redfield suggests face masks may be more effective than a vaccine in preventing individual coronavirus infections

CDC director Robert Redfield suggests face masks may be more effective than a vaccine in preventing individual coronavirus infections

12 days ago   |   By Business Insider

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CDC director Robert Redfield told a Senate subcommittee on Wednesday that wearing a face mask could be more effective in preventing an individual coronavirus infection than getting a vaccine.
Redfield's comments came as a response to Senator Jack Reed, who asked whether President Donald Trump's decision to forgo a face mask in most public settings undercuts "one of the most important steps an American can take to defend themselves and the country."
"I'm not gonna comment directly about the president, but I am going to comment as the CDC director that face masks...
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