Watch: Surgeon General Pleads with Fox News’ Viewers to Wear Masks
Surgeon General Jerome Adams begged viewers of Fox & Friends to wear masks on Monday. Adams tried to explain that medical advice strongly suggested the wearing of masks amid the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic but that he wasn’t trying to take anyone’s freedom from them.
Adams stressed that ‘masks are good‘ but added “I don’t agree with the statement that if everybody wore a mask, everything disappears.”
He also explained why he was now in favor of masks and again tried to impress upon the audience that the Trump administration was in agreement on this issue
“Once we realized that the science was different for this virus, we changed our recommendations,” he said. “As the president said, this whole administration is supportive of masks. The part that people aren’t focusing on, which they should, is the president yesterday said I support masks.”
“Moving forward, I want people to understand we’re all on the same page,” Adams said.
The Surgeon General tried to tread a fine line between urging mask wearing and respecting individual choice and responsibility.
“That’s why I’m pleading with your viewers, I’m begging you, please understand that we are not trying to take away your freedoms when we say wear a face covering,” he said.
“We are not trying to take away your ability to go out when we say keep restaurant capacity under 50 percent. We are saying if we do these things, we can actually open and stay open. We can get back to school, to worship, to jobs. We can do this.”
Watch the video above, via Fox News.