HHS Chief Alex Azar: Defying Social Distancing Guidelines Part Of American Freedom
Alex Azar, the U.S. secretary of health and human services, on Sunday stopped short of condemning Americans who flout the federal government’s social distancing guidelines, claiming such actions are “part of the freedom” in the United States.
During CNN’s “State of the Union,” host Jake Tapper asked Azar if he’s concerned by photos of people without masks crowding together in large groups in some states that have begun to ease coronavirus restrictions.
″I think, in any individual instance, you’re going to see people doing things that are irresponsible,” Azar said. “That’s part of the freedom that we have here in America.”
He said the federal government can give guidance, but that it’s the responsibility of local leaders and people who live …continued .
[Source: Huffington Post]