president of the UNITED states, Donald Trump, has for the first time during coronapandemien appeared in public with a face mask.
Trump was Saturday wearing værnemidlet during a visit to a military hospital in Maryland, where he met wounded soldiers and the health workers who have worked in the front row during the virusudbruddet.
Previously Trump refused to use the face mask or recommend the americans to do it, even if it is advised by leading health experts.
Anthony Fauci, who is the u.s. government's principal adviser under the coronakrisen, is always wearing a face mask at the press conferences and the like.
According to Trump it is a personal choice, whether you will use the facial mask to protect themselves and other persons.
He has, however, previously said that he would use a mask, if he found himself together with the other without the possibility of keeping a physical distance.
Ahead of his visit on Saturday at the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center reported Trump to reporters in The White House, that he would use a mask.
- When you are talking with a lot of soldiers, in some cases, persons who have just been operated on, it is really good to be wearing a mask.
Trumps dismissive attitude to the face masks are of political opponents has been described as the expression of a lack of leadership.
the President's volte-face comes at a time where the virus is spreading rapidly in the UNITED states.
The last few days, the daily number of new smittetilfælde been over 60,000 and the total is almost 135.000 died in the country during the virusudbruddet.
In the light of the development has Trumps advisors in The White House almost pleaded with him to show himself in public with a face mask.
Also to a large backlog, which Trump according to the polls has for Joe Biden, as expected of be, his opponent in the presidential election in november. It wrote several media outlets earlier this week, according to AFP.