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Sending the Right Message With Science, Not Politics

Where's the Mask? vs. Wears the Mask!

George M. Abraham, MD, MPH, FACP, FIDSA, Chair of the Infections Disease Board for the American Board of Internal Medicine, discusses the importance of social distancing and mask use in the wake of the POTUS’ and top level government officials’ Covid-19 diagnoses. While there may be mixed messaging coming from political leadership regarding the science that supports protecting others from an individual’s potential for asymptomatic virus-spreading by using sufficiently layered and properly worn face coverings, in addition to physical distancing, the broad consensus of messaging from our scientific community is not mixed, but quite unequivocal.