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25 million free masks will be given out to low-income Americans

The masks will be available at access points such as community health centers, soup kitchens and food pantries

HEALTH | Pfizer and Moderna promised to increase the national production of injections | PHOTO EFE

Joe Biden’s administration plans to give 25 million free cloth masks to low-income Americans. The measure, which is intended to protect the most vulnerable areas of the population from covid-19, is expected to be carried out over the next two months.

According to information published by the newspaper The Washington Post, the masks will be available at access points such as community health centers, soup kitchens and food pantries.

The media pointed out that the distribution of masks adds positively to the recent information issued by the vaccine manufacturers Pfizer and Moderna that promised to increase the national production of injections against the coronavirus so that the mortality rate begins to decrease.

“We will probably be shipping a large number of masks around the country very soon, millions of them,” Biden said during a panel discussion with front-line workers of color. He also stated that the issue of masks became a political issue, which cost many lives.

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“We could have literally saved a lot of lives if people had listened. We turn the use of masks into a political statement. If they were in favor of this, they would use it, if we were for the other person, they would not use it, when in fact, it is simply basic science, “said Biden, according to information reviewed by CNN.

Research has shown that wearing a mask is the most effective way to protect yourself and others from COVID-19 infection. Likewise, Dr. Anthony Fauci has been in favor of this measure.

“Masks are a two-way street. The masks protect you and me “, have pointed out the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC, for its acronym in English) in its guide on masks.

The president has asked the population to wear the mask when they are in public. Also, it is a mandatory measure on federal properties. He has also said that the mask is mandatory in public transport and in airports and transit stations.



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