Masks more guaranteed to protect you from COVID-19 than a Vaccine: CDC Director

Washington, Sept 16: CDC Director Robert Redfield said Wednesday that wearing a mask is more guaranteed to protect someone from COVID-19 than taking a vaccine.

Redfield, speaking at a Senate hearing, emphasized the importance of wearing masks, noting that an eventual vaccine is not expected to work in 100% of people, and might only work in, say, 70%. But a mask is guaranteed to offer at least some protection for all wearers, he added, though it is far from total protection.

“We have clear scientific evidence they work, I might even go so far as to say that this face mask is more guaranteed to protect me against COVID than when I take a COVID vaccine, because the immunogenicity may be 70% and if I don’t get an immune response, the vaccine’s not going to protect me, this face mask will,” Redfield said.

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