CDC director: Face masks ‘more guaranteed to protect’ against COVID than vaccine

CDC director: Face masks ‘more guaranteed to protect’ against COVID than vaccine
CDC Director Robert Redfield. ABC News video, YouTube

[Ed. – At first blush, the comment seems outrageous, but in context it makes abundantly good sense.]

Dr. Robert Redfield, the director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and a member of the White House Coronavirus Task Force, told members of the Senate that face masks are more guaranteed to protect the public than a Covid-19 vaccine during an appeal for Americans to wear masks.

“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, because the immunogenicity may be 70 percent, and if I don’t get an immune response, the vaccine’s not going to protect me. This face mask will,” Redfield declared. “So I do want to keep asking the American public to take the responsibility, particularly the 18-25 years olds, where we’re seeing the outbreak in America continue to go like this. …

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