As new cases in the U.S. hit a record high, health experts say masks are playing a tremendous role in preventing deaths.
One model predicts there would be 79,000 fewer deaths between now and February if 95 percent of the public wore masks.
Hundreds of thousands of children under the age of 18 have been diagnosed with the disease.
The Trump administration missed a chance to send “public health tools to every person in the country,” critics contend.
“Mr. Barr needs a refresher course on the basics in U.S. history,” historian Gerald Horne said.
CDC head Robert Redfield explained there is “clear scientific evidence” that masks work to slow the spread of COVID.
One health model predicts COVID deaths could be cut in half if people wore masks regularly between now and December.
Robert Redfield stressed “we all got to” follow social distancing rules, including wearing masks, to take on COVID-19.
Some studies have demonstrated that hundreds of thousands of cases of COVID-19 were prevented thanks to masks.
Rep. Louie Gohmert had refused to wear a mask for months before contracting COVID-19.