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CDC encourages mask wearing despite Texas mandate drop

Rochelle Walensky the director of the Centers for Disease Control stated on Wednesday that "now is not the time" for the states to ease lockdown restrictions as the next couple of months are pivotal, she still strongly encourages people to do the right thing and continue to wear masks, despite the decisions their governors, such as Texas, have made.

White House healthcare advisor Andy Slavitt added that the United States President Joe Biden stands by the scientists and agrees with the CDC stance. US government is doing everything it can as far as federal control goes and is actively urging officials to stay the same course.

"It suffices to say that there are plenty of health officials in every state that feel it is the wrong time to lift the mask mandate. [...] We know that people are tired and eager for this to be over, but even though it's counter-intuitive it is the most important time for people to make sure that we run through this tape," Slavitt noted.

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