If all Americans wore nosepieces and mouthpieces, U.S. Covid-19 performance would become “significantly lower,” Biden told CNN.
He also pointed out that face masks would be used in all government buildings.
“On the day of the inauguration, I will ask the public to wear masks for 100 days. Only a hundred days, not forever,” Biden said in his first joint interview with Vice President Kamal Harris. “I think we will see a significant [rādītāju] reduction. If the vaccination coincides with the wearing of masks, the numbers will fall significantly. “
The first hundred days of the presidency are symbolic in US politics, as they show what to expect from the rest of the term.
Legal experts point out that the US president has no legal authority to oblige wearing face masks. Biden pointed out in an interview that he and Harris were leading by example, wearing masks themselves.