A contagious illness specialist has actually explained the lack of face masks at an event gone to by President Donald Trump as “depressing, distressing and dumb”.
Dr William Schaffner, a teacher at Vanderbilt University School of Medication in Nashville, Tennessee, was asked to comment on video footage of the Texas event by CNN.
The clip revealed Mr Trump and some of his advocates without masks and disregarding social distancing steps throughout his address at the Double Energy oil well in Midland on Wednesday.
Dr Schaffner stated the clip was “the three d’s – depressing, distressing, and as we say in our family, d-u-m, dumb. That’s just inappropriate”.
He continued: “It shows precisely the opposite of what all those people should be modelling.
“We should be wearing masks, all of us all the time. We’re not going to get this virus under control until we all do that. And I mean all of us – from the top to the bottom, from Maine to southern California, all across the country. We really have to do that.”
CNN’s Erin Burnett concurred, responding: ″ It does not make good sense. A lot of those people are quite bright people. I simply do not comprehend it. It is ridiculous.”
Texas, in addition to California and Florida, has actually seen a record rise in COVID-19 cases, hospitalisations and deaths over the past month.
There have actually been 422,000 verified cases of coronavirus in the state, in addition to 6,831 deaths.
It likewise turned into one of the country’s hotspots as Texas political leaders discussed masks and other steps.
On The Other Hand, the United States has actually verified an overall of 4.51 million COVID-19 cases, while 153,000 people have actually passed away with the infection throughout the nation.