Joe Biden says he will ask EVERYONE to wear a mask for 100 DAYS to bring COVID under control

BREAKING NEWS: Joe Biden says he will ask EVERYONE to wear a mask for 100 DAYS to bring COVID under control as soon as he is sworn in – and reveals Dr. Fauci will be his chief medical advisor

  • President-elect Joe Biden said he will ask Americans to mask up for 100 days as soon as he takes the oath of office 
  • ‘On the first day I’m inaugurated I’m going to ask the public for 100 days to mask – just 100 days to mask. Not forever,’ Biden told CNN
  • He also said he’s spoken to Dr. Anthony Fauci and asked him to be his chief medical adviser on the pandemic 
  • ‘I asked him to stay on the exact same role he’s had for the past several presidents, and I asked him to be a chief medical adviser for me as well’

President-elect Joe Biden said he will ask Americans to mask up for 100 days as soon as he takes the oath of office and noted he asked Dr. Anthony Fauci to be his chief medical adviser on the pandemic. 

‘On the first day I’m inaugurated I’m going to ask the public for 100 days to mask – just 100 days to mask. Not forever,’ Biden told CNN’s Jake Tapper on Thursday. 

‘And I think we’ll see a significant reduction’ in COVID cases when that happens, he said.

Inauguration Day is January 20th. Biden has pushed for Americans to wear the face coverings, even suggesting he may do a national mandate, to combat the disease.

President-elect Joe Biden said he will ask Americans to mask up for 100 days as soon as he takes the oath of office

Biden said he's spoken to Dr. Anthony Fauci and asked him to be his chief medical adviser on the pandemic.

Biden said he’s spoken to Dr. Anthony Fauci and asked him to be his chief medical adviser on the pandemic.

Biden’s plans come as there was a new record in the United States on Wednesday, the most ever COVID deaths in one day at 2,670. 

More than 100,200 patients were in U.S. hospitals Wednesday, according to the COVID Tracking Project.

The president-elect also revealed he’s spoken to Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, and asked him to stay in his current job and play a senior role in his administration.

‘I asked him to stay on the exact same role he’s had for the past several presidents, and I asked him to be a chief medical adviser for me as well, and be part of the Covid team,’ Biden told CNN as part of the first joint interview with Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris.

Biden added that Ron Klain, his incoming chief of staff, knew Fauci well and had been talking to him ‘all the time.’

Fauci has clashed at times with Donald Trump as the president has made such suggestions as injecting bleach in oneself to combat the coronavirus and pushed for an economic recovery ahead of medical advise.

But the doctor, who was an early expert on the AIDS crisis, has become a public hero and trusted face of the disease as cases rise across the nation.  

Additionally, Biden said he’d be ‘happy’ to take a COVID vaccine once Fauci says it’s safe to do so and that he’d so so publicly to demonstrate his confidence in it.

 ‘People have lost faith in the ability of the vaccine to work. Already the numbers are really staggeringly low, and it matters what the President and Vice President do,’ he said.

All three former presidents - Barack Obama, George W. Bush and Bill Clinton - said they would publicly take a COVID vaccine to instill confidence in it

All three former presidents – Barack Obama, George W. Bush and Bill Clinton – said they would publicly take a COVID vaccine to instill confidence in it

His comments come the day after three of his presidential predecessors — Bill Clinton, George W. Bush and Barack Obama — said they would publicly get the coronavirus vaccine as a way to demonstrate its safety and efficacy.

‘I think that my three predecessors have set the model as to what should be done, saying, once it’s declared to be safe… then obviously we take it and it’s important to communicate to the American people,’ Biden said.

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