Earlier, the governors of Texas and Mississippi signed decrees on the abolition of the requirement to wear medical masks.
The decision by the governors of Texas and Mississippi to completely abolish the mask-wearing regime is “simply incomprehensible.” This opinion was expressed on Thursday by the director of the National Institute of Allergic and Infectious Diseases of the United States, Anthony Fauci.
“Just to repeal all the provisions of the health authorities that we know work<…>, it’s just unfathomable,”Fauci said on CNN.
The chief infectious disease specialist of the United States also warned that with the current level of coronavirus infection in the country, such measures would worsen the situation in these states. “I understand the need to return to a normal lifestyle, but you [such actions] only throw yourself back <…>, especially when we are dealing with 55-70 thousand cases of infection in the United States per day,” he said.
On Tuesday, the Republican governor of Texas, Greg Abbott, signed an executive order abolishing the requirement to wear medical masks from March 10 and remove all restrictions on the number of people who can stay indoors at a time. The example of the Texas authorities on Tuesday was followed by the leadership of the state of Mississippi. The requirement for the mandatory wearing of masks and the restriction on the attendance of institutions ceased to apply there from Wednesday.