Americans worried about coronavirus don’t need to buy face masks, US surgeon general says
Americans worried about the coronavirus outbreak shouldn’t buy face masks to protect themselves against it because the masks are ineffective for those without symptoms — and the purchases deplete the supplies available for medical professionals, the U.S. surgeon general said Saturday.
“Seriously people- STOP BUYING MASKS!” Dr. Jerome M. Adams wrote on Twitter, addressing fears over the spread of the virus in the U.S.
“They are NOT effective in preventing general public from catching #Coronavirus, but if healthcare providers can’t get them to care for sick patients, it puts them and our communities at risk!”
Adams was referring to the recent …continued .
[Source: Fox News]