Biden Says He’ll Decide What’s Best for You

Biden Says He'll Decide What's Best for You

( – On Thursday, former Vice President Joe Biden said if he’s elected president in November, he will become the Masker-In-Chief. He plans to use the weight of the federal government to force every American to wear a mask. That kind of talk could cause states to push back against federal intervention into what they see is their Constitutional role. Biden said, “I would do everything possible to make it required that people had to wear masks in public.”

Numerous states already require people to wear masks in environments where social distancing isn’t possible. In some, the rules even go further, requiring facial-coverings anytime someone is indoors in a public space. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) recommends wearing masks in public when social distancing is hard to maintain.

Since March, there’s been debate about the usefulness of masks. Health experts say a mask may do little to protect the wearer in some instances. However, they say 6 feet is generally a safe distance without a covering — hence social-distancing measures. However, wearing a mask could help limit the spread of the virus to 3 feet or less, thereby protecting others around you.

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