Surgeon General Updates Recommendations

The asymptomatic are a concern in public places.

Surgeon General Jerome Adams spoke about the face mask issue and acknowledged that, due to the rapid and dynamic nature of the virus outbreak, the guidance on how to properly respond has been evolving to match. This has caused some confusion with the public. The World Health Organization, the CDC, and his office originally recommended against the general public wearing of the masks. This was both due to the fact that medical personnel has a greater need for masks and that masks were not as effective as they provided a false sense of security in lieu of social distancing. For those showing symptoms, all agencies recommended wearing masks.

As doctors have studied the virus spread in more detail, many have realized that a significant portion of people with the virus are asymptomatic and can spread the virus without ever having symptoms. In light of the new evidence, cloth face coverings are now recommended where other social distances are difficult to maintain, like grocery stores and pharmacies.

The surgeon general again reminded the nation that it is critical to maintain six feet of social distancing. As medical masks must be reserved for healthcare workers, and due to the marginal benefits of cloth masks, social distancing is the cornerstone of slowing the virus.

“We are continually looking at the data; and if changes come, they are data supported,“ the surgeon general said. “Be sure to wash your hands before you put the mask over your face!  This is all about me protecting you and you protecting me. “

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For Surgeon General Adams as he and the Task Force battle the pandemic.
  • For people to turn to the Lord as they follow the guidelines laid out.

Sources: C-SPAN, Fox News


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