President of United States Joe Biden will require all citizens to wear masks as one of the work programs for the first 100 days in office. That effort will become a national mandate to control the spread of the corona virus.
The move to mandate the use of masks marks an important shift from President Donald Trump’s thinking regarding the skepticism of wearing masks. Trump has often stated that there is no correlation between wearing masks and controlling the virus, so many Americans are reluctant to wear masks.
Biden said he would ask Americans to wear masks on the day of his inauguration, January 20.
“On the first day I am inaugurated, I will ask people for 100 days to wear a mask. Only 100 days to wear it – not forever, only 100 days. And I think we will see a significant decrease in [the spread of] the virus,” Biden, quoting from CNN.
Biden asked Fauci to step forward as chief medical advisor
As well as making the use of masks a national mandate, Biden also said that he had asked Dr. Anthony Fauci to become chief medical advisor with the appointed Covid-19 advisory team.
“I ask him [Fauci] to remain in government in the same role he has served with several previous presidents [as director of the National Institute for Infectious Diseases],” he said.
“I also ask him to be the chief medical advisor to work and be part of the Covid team that we have formed.”
Regarding the corona vaccination plan, Biden said that if he was willing to volunteer. It means, the vaccine was injected to him in order to build public trust.
A similar statement was previously made by three former US presidents, namely Barack Obama, Bill Clinton, and George W Bush. The three of them stated that they were willing to volunteer to be injected with the vaccine.
The US has so far been the country with the highest cases and death toll due to the corona virus. The US is also the only country in the world that has recorded more than 10 million coronavirus infections, to be exact, 14,102,568 and 275,729 deaths.