Biden: Governors Should Mandate Masks for Next 3 Months

Joe Biden, the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee, said governors need to implement mask mandates for the next three months, claiming it would save the lives of 40,000 Americans.

“Every single American should be wearing a mask when theyre outside for the next three months as a minimum,” the former vice president told reporters at a press conference. He said the mandate would “get our kids back to school sooner than later” and would “get our businesses back long-term.”

“Protect your fellow citizens. Step up. Do the right thing,” he said, appearing alongside his vice-presidential pick, Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.). So far, more than 165,000 people have died of the CCP (Chinese Communist Party) virus in the United States.

President Donald Trump, throughout the pandemic, has repeatedly said that the governors of states and local officials should make the final call on whether people should wear masks or not.

In July, Trump wrote that the United States is “united in our effort to defeat the Invisible China Virus, and many people say that it is Patriotic to wear a face mask when you cant socially distance,” adding that “There is nobody more Patriotic than me, your favorite President!”

Harris, who spoke after Biden on Thursday, said that “what real leadership looks like is Joe Biden, willing to speak up, sometimes telling us the stuff that we dont necessarily want to hear but we need to know.” She added: “The need for this mandatory mask-wearing will also be about what Joe has articulated, and what a Biden/Harris administration will do.”

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US Secretary of Health and Human Services Alex Azar (L) speaks as Taiwans Deputy Premier Shen Jong-chin (R) listens during a visit of a mask factory in the Wugu District in New Taipei City on Aug. 12, 2020. (Pei Chen/AFP via Getty Images)

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