Biden, Harris call for all Americans to wear masks

Presumptive Democratic nominee Joe Biden and his newly-named running mate, Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.), called for everyone across the nation to wear face coverings whenever they are outside for the next three months, citing projections that the precaution could prevent 40,000 coronavirus deaths.

They also called on all U.S. governors to issue orders making masks mandatory.

“Every single American should be wearing a mask when they’re outside for the next three months at a minimum,” Biden said after he and Harris received a briefing from former leading public health officials. “Wearing a mask is going to get our kids back to school sooner and safer.”

President Trump accused Biden of politicizing the coronavirus crisis. He said the federal government shouldn’t impose on “law-abiding Americans to have this goal,” adding, “Americans must have their freedoms.”

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