CDC director walks back Senate testimony that masks work BETTER against COVID-19

CDC director walks back Senate testimony that masks work BETTER against COVID-19 than vaccines after Donald Trump called him 'confused' and 'mistaken' and dismissed his claims a vaccine will NOT be available until next year

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  • CDC Director Robert Redfield told a Senate committee Wednesday face masks are better protection against COVID than a vaccine
  • He also testified a vaccine wouldn’t be widely available until Q2 2021
  • Donald Trump hit back saying the CDC head was ‘confused’, ‘made a mistake’ and must have ‘misunderstood’ the question being asked of him
  • ‘No, the mask is not more important that the vaccine,’ Trump said, telling reporters he called Redfield to set him straight 
  • Redfield responded on social media Wednesday evening after Trump’s call
  • He appeared to bow to pressure from the president insisting ‘I 100% believe in the importance of vaccines’ 
  • The top virologist clarified he meant the current ‘best defense’ against the virus is masks and other ‘mitigation efforts’ while there is no vaccine

Read  more: https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-8742045/CDC-director-walks-Senate-testimony-masks-work-BETTER-against-COVID-19-vaccines.html

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