Skip to comments.U.S. coronavirus deaths top 1,000 in single day, White House expected to recommend everyone wear masks
Posted on 04/03/2020 3:42:04 AM PDT by SkyPilot
The death toll and economic devastation from the novel coronavirus reached staggering new levels in the United States on Thursday as officials reported more than 1,000 deaths from the pandemic in a single day and revealed that more than 6.6 million Americans had sought unemployment benefits in a single week.
The White House is expected to urge at least some people across the country to begin wearing cloth masks or face coverings in public to dampen the spread of the virus. The potential reversal of earlier mask recommendations - which White House officials indicated Thursday were still being debated - signaled the seriousness of the outbreak and rising concerns in Washington about the effect it could have on millions of Americans.
Local officials in one Texas border town already have threatened to fine those who don't cover their nose and mouth if they go out in public. Vice President Mike Pence said guidance on the topic would be issued in coming days; a White House official later said that the guidance would be targeted to those in areas where community transmission is high.
But coronavirus task force coordinator Deborah Birx on Thursday said officials worry that encouraging mask use might interfere with the White House's prior social distancing guidance, which calls for people to stay home, avoid gatherings of more than 10 people and keep a safe distance from nonfamily members.
"The most important thing is the social distancing and washing your hands, and we don't want people to get an artificial sense of protection because they're behind a mask," Birx said. "When the advisory comes out, it will be an additive piece, if it comes out, rather than saying this is a substitute for" social distancing.
America cemented its position as the new epicenter of the outbreak on Thursday...
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Headline: Everybody wear masks.
Body of article: SOME people wear masks.
If a cop can wear a mask then so can I.
Meanwhile, at 3M
They are getting the recession they want it looks like. Six million in unemployment claims? Crashing stocks? Business failings?
I’m praying hard the summer will slow this down and people will rush out and buy things again.
Trump’s re-election depends upon the economy.
No time for chloroquine while everyone is having so much fun counting dead bodies. Is this stuff weird - and deadly - or what?
You could tell from yesterdays presser that they are going to go to masks in public soon but they are conflicted because of the shortage.
HCQ (in theory) only protects you from the lethal cytokine storm. You can still acquire, harbor and distribute the virus. So, masking is reasonable.
Story writers dont write their own headlines.
Count on it.
I wonder where these masks will come from. Everywhere I look out of stock except Amazon which has them for sale only to government agencies and hospitals.
The rats need to keep this going, its like the guy who is spinning plates on the ed Sullivan show. As soon as we get the go ahead to go back to work, the rats will be up in arms telling people don’t go, trump wants you dead. They want to keep the unemployment rolls high, more stimulus lard to collapse the economy and they hope many businesses will crash and burn
Flu is <200 per day.
I don’t think they will make that recommendation until masks are in sufficient supply. But they are building up to it.
Amen!! I think we have crossed the Rubicon.
Doctors and nurses cannot even get what they need.
And look what Herr Murphy, the Führer of New Jersey has dictated:
You are exactly right. All of the ghouls and modelers are fixated on how high and how fast the death toll might be driven.
Our experts like Fauci are dismissing all forms of treatment except the ones they are associated with, wedded to.
The death sweepstakes are now just another game show, like the unemployment rate, the stock market, the pre-election polls.
If Fauci doesn't get his death harvest and subsequent Nobel Prize there is going to be Hell to pay.
And where are they supposed to get those masks? I cant get enough masks when I am working. a hospital shift. We had a shipment of masks coming that would have helped the situation but FEMA stole our shipment and sent it to.New York. My governor doesnt shine in nationally televised briefings every day so our health care workers dont count. If the public is told to wear masks it will worsen the situation more
Agree with you 100%.
This is what they are selling:
This is what it really is:
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