Donald Trump suggested on Wednesday that the head of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Dr. Robert Redfield, “was confused” when he testified that a coronavirus vaccine might not be widely available until next year and that face masks are a more effective way of fighting the disease. One of the many flaws in Trump’s character is that he refuses to listen to experts, and instead, insists that he knows e-v-e-r-y-t-h-i-n-g. And right now, our country is suffering from a raging pandemic that has taken nearly two hundred thousand American lives.
Redford offered a powerful testimony, but Trump wasn’t having it.
Protective face masks are “the most important, powerful public health tool we have” to fight the coronavirus pandemic, Redfield said.
“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,” Redfield said, adding that vaccines are not one hundred percent effective.
“If I don’t get an immune response, the vaccine is not going to protect me,” he said. “This face mask will.”
Well, Trump is basically an anti-masker, and said that Redfield was “confused,” but it sure didn’t sound like the doctor was confused at all. It actually sounds like our president is the confused one in this equation.
And CNN is aware of that, too, and noted Redfield’s numerous qualifications in a graphic, then mentioned Trump’s, the latter of which is “Uncle taught at MIT.”
Look, if numerous experts advise the public to wear a protective face mask amid the pandemic, and Trump — who allegedly paid someone to take his SATs for him discourages it — it’s probably best to go with the experts in the field. It seems to me that Donald Trump wants to give the appearance of everything being under control so that he can secure his chances of reelection in November. But everything is not OK. Trump has not taken the coronavirus pandemic seriously — even back in February when he knew that the dangerous disease was about to explode across the country.
But, at least his uncle taught at MIT.