Masks and Covid-19: In the US, a patchwork of policies persist

Washington (AFP) – As the United States’ Covid-19 infection rate hits an all-time high, calls are growing for a nationwide mask mandate to replace the current patchwork of state regulations.One person who’s yet to be convinced, however, is President Donald Trump, who has consistently stressed treatments and future vaccines as the means to end the pandemic.Trump also mocks his rival in next week’s presidential election, Joe Biden, for favoring nationwide masking, and accuses the Democrat of wanting to return Americans to lockdown. To date, 33 of the 50 US states, as well as the capital Washingt…

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