President Donald trump wears a mask publicly for the first time on his visit to Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, on Saturday.
Previously, Trump has denied wearing a mask in public. Even though, the officials at the white house had requested him enough much to wear a mask. The officials around the president and the president himself are tested frequently. So the chances of the president being tested positive for coronavirus are low. But however, Trump’s wearing a mask may set an example among the citizens. Lately at some rallies at Tulsa and Dakota, many people were seen without masks. Hence, awareness is still much needed.
According to the health professionals, wearing mask is an important step towards stopping the spread of Covid-19. Air borne germs may spread while one coughs, sneezes or speaks. Wearing a mask helps you avoid this and also prevents your germs to be released in the air.
On his visit to soldiers and front line workers of the pandemic, on Saturday, Trump wore a dark blue mask with a per presidential seal on it. He said that he didn’t want to risk spreading anything to soldiers. Trump told reporters, “I think when you’re in a hospital especially in that particular setting, where you are talking to a lot of soldiers, people that in some cases just got off the operating table. I think it’s a great thing to wear a mask. I’ve never been against masks but I do believe they have a time and a place.”
Previously, trump had mocked on those who were wearing masks in public. But lately he gave a statement that he had no problem with masks and that “he was all” for masks. Trump’s reluctance for wearing masks has also been a matter of debate among the political parties. As Trump is accused of not taking the responsibility of spreading awareness among the citizens for wearing masks and taking precautions and taking the matter so lightly.