Coronavirus: Face masks “more guaranteed” to work against COVID-19 than a vaccine, CDC director says

Global News published this video item, entitled “Coronavirus: Face masks “more guaranteed” to work against COVID-19 than a vaccine, CDC director says” – below is their description.

Wearing a face mask may do more to protect against the spread of coronavirus than getting a vaccine, the director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said Wednesday. Speaking at a United Stated House subcommittee on the country’s response efforts to COVID-19, Dr. Robert Redfield stressed the importance of wearing a mask. “I might even go so far as to say that this face mask is more guaranteed to protect me against COVID than when I take a COVID vaccine,” he said. This is because the vaccine might not work for everyone, Redfield said, adding 70 per cent efficacy as an example. Redfield also told lawmakers that it could be the “late second quarter or third quarter of 2021” before a COVID-19 vaccine is generally available to the American public. For more info, please go to https://globalnews.ca/news/7338646/facemasks-work-against-coronavirus-masks-cdc/?preview_id=7338646 Subscribe to Global News Channel HERE: http://bit.ly/20fcXDc Like Global News on Facebook HERE: http://bit.ly/255GMJQ Follow Global News on Twitter HERE: http://bit.ly/1Toz8mt Follow Global News on Instagram HERE: https://bit.ly/2QZaZIB #GlobalNews #coronavirus #COVID19

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