The Daily Caller’s Caitlin McFall sat down with Medical Lifestyle expert Dr. Eudene Harry, to ask about all the uncertainty surrounding COVID-19 right now.
As of last week, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) started recommending widespread mask wearing.
But this is different from what they were advising early on in the pandemic. A tweet from the Surgeon General Jerome Adams stated that masks were, “NOT effective in preventing general public from catching #Coronavirus.”
This statement caused confusion around the country, but Dr. Harry explained the meaning behind the tweet.
“I don’t think it’s inaccurate because wearing a cloth face mask in public might not necessarily protect you from catching the virus. But if you’re carrying it, it could perhaps prevent you from spreading it.”
Questions concerning face masks and more have been plaguing Americans social distancing.(RELATED:EXCLUSIVE: Is Working From Home The Way Of The Future?)
“I think what people were initially thinking … if you do wear a face mask … it somehow magically protects them from getting the virus. But that’s not necessarily the case. It’s more of a containment,” Dr. Harry said.
“The ultimate question is, ‘How long is the virus viable in the air?’ And I think that is still being looked into right now.”