Facemasks are the Most Important, Powerful Public Health Tool

Dr. Robert Redfield, head of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, testifying before Congress on Wednesday:

Facemasks — these facemasks — are the most important, powerful public health tool we have.

Goddamn right.

Now, some people are saying that Dr. Redfield “walked back” his remarks, after being publicly disputed by Comrade Trump, but that’s not the case.

Later on Wednesday on Twitter, Dr. Redfield tweeted:

I 100% believe in the importance of vaccines and the importance in particular of a #COVID19 vaccine. A COVID-19 vaccine is the thing that will get Americans back to normal everyday life.


The best defense we currently have against this virus are the important mitigation efforts of wearing a mask, washing your hands, social distancing and being careful about crowds. #COVID19

Neither of which is “walking back” anything.

Man the fuck up you goddamned daisies. I’m embarrased to call most of you so-called “conservatives” my countrymen, so very many of you are such goddamned pansies:

Look, I don’t like wearing a face mask any more than anyone else does, but unless you’re a spoiled 8 year-old little girl, you need to understand that these face masks are going to be an integral part of our lives for a hell of a lot longer than any of us would like. But ignoring the facts, or pretending that they aren’t the facts, well, that’s what children do.

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