Surgeon General: “STOP BUYING MASKS!”

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RIO GRANDE VALLEY, Texas – Saturday, the U.S. Surgeon General sent a tweet telling Americans to, “STOP BUYING MASKS!” In the tweet Surgeon General Jerome M. Adams went on to say that, “They are NOT effective in preventing general public from catching #Coronavirus, but if healthcare providers can’t get them to care for sick patients, it puts them and our communities at risk!”

In the tweet, the Surgeon General also linked to an article concerning COVID-19, the new name for the Coronavirus, which gives several recommendations on how to prevent illness, these recommendations include avoiding contact with people who are sick, avoiding touching of eyes, nose, and mouth, and many others the full list of which can be found at the CDC website: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/about/prevention-treatment.html

The Surgeon General followed up this tweet by reiterating what is stated in the CDC article and also advised people to get the flu shot as “fewer flu patients = more resources for #COVID19”

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