• Masks better than vaccines? CDC director baffles with suggestion face coverings are ‘more guaranteed' to protect against Covid-19

    4 days ago - By RT

    Director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Robert Redfield has raised eyebrows after telling the Senate face masks are a “powerful public health tool” and may even be more effective against Covid-19 than vaccines.
    “I've said that if we for six, eight, ten, twelve weeks, we'd bring this pandemic under control,” Redfield, who is also on the White House coronavirus task force, told the Senate Appropriations Committee on Wednesday.
    After calling face coverings the “best defense” against the virus, Redfield then claimed masks are “more guaranteed” to protect from Covid-19 than a...
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  • CDC Needs $6 Billion to Distribute Virus Vaccine, Redfield Says

    CDC Needs $6 Billion to Distribute Virus Vaccine, Redfield Says

    4 days ago - By Bloomberg

    The federal government needs an additional $5.5 billion to $6 billion to distribute a Covid-19 vaccine once one is approved, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director Robert Redfield told a Senate panel Wednesday.
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  • CDC Director: Masks Are 'The Most Important, Powerful Public Health Tool We Have'

    CDC Director: Masks Are 'The Most Important, Powerful Public Health Tool We Have'

    4 days ago - By The Huffington Post

    Robert Redfield speculated that masks may even be more effective than a COVID-19 vaccine, particularly for people who don't respond to a vaccine.
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  • New Guidance on Testing Asymptomatic People Coming From CDC

    5 days ago - By Bloomberg

    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention will publish as early as this week guidance on Covid-19 testing for asymptomatic people, agency Director Robert Redfield told lawmakers Wednesday.The CDC has come under fire for an earlier guidance that Redfield said was “misinterpreted” as stating people without symptoms of the respiratory disease shouldn't be tested. Redfield also told members of a Senate committee that CDC guidance is forthcoming on screening and “systematic surveillance so we do
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  • CDC director: Masks are better defense against COVID-19 than vaccine

    CDC director: Masks are better defense against COVID-19 than vaccine

    5 days ago - By New York Post

    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director Dr. Robert Redfield said Wednesday that wearing a mask probably offers better protection against COVID-19 than will a vaccine. Redfield made the surprising remark to a Senate subcommittee, as the Defense Department on Wednesday unfurled plans to mass-distribute a vaccine as early as this year, in a key...
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  • CDC director Robert Redfield suggests face masks may be more effective than a vaccine in preventing individual coronavirus infections

    CDC director Robert Redfield suggests face masks may be more effective than a vaccine in preventing individual coronavirus infections

    5 days ago - By Business Insider

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    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director Robert Redfield told a Senate subcommittee on Wednesday that wearing a face mask could be more effective in preventing an individual coronavirus infection than getting a vaccine.
    Redfield's comments came as a response to Senator Jack Reed, who asked whether President Donald Trump's decision to forgo a face mask in most public settings undercuts "one of the most important steps an American can take to defend themselves and the country."
    "I'm not gonna comment directly about the president, but I am going to comment as...
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  • CDC director: Masks may protect people better than future COVID-19 vaccine

    CDC director: Masks may protect people better than future COVID-19 vaccine

    5 days ago - By WGN TV

    WASHINGTON - The director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Dr. Robert Redfield, told a Senate committee Wednesday it would likely be summer or fall of 2021 before most American could be vaccinated for COVID-19 and pushed for the continued use of masks calling them a “powerful public health tool.”
    Redfield made the comments while testifying before the Senate Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education and Related Agencies.
    “These facemasks are the most important, powerful public health tool we have,” Redfield said. “I might even go so far as to say that...
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