Coronavirus US live: cases still increasing in two dozen states amid push to reopen

Posted by on May 27, 2020 9:34 am
Categories: Global Stories

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Dr Anthony Fauci, the government’s top infectious disease expert who has become one of the most recognizable faces in the US response to coronavirus, said he wears a mask in public partly to set an example for other Americans.

Dr. Anthony Fauci says he wears a mask in public not only to protect himself and others but also because “I want to make it be a symbol for people to see that that’s the kind of thing you should be doing.”

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