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A senior official told the Associated Press that the White House will not require face masks, even after President Donald Trump’s COVID-19 diagnosis.
The official said that wearing a mask or face-covering is a “personal choice.”
Top public health experts have repeatedly urged Americans to wear masks, touting them as the most powerful tool against the virus.
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A senior Trump administration official on Friday said masks will not be required in the White House, even after President Donald Trump was diagnosed with COVID-19, the Associated Press reported.
The official, speaking on the condition of anonymity, told AP that face coverings are “a personal choice.”
The White House did not offer a comment when contacted by Insider.
There’s a wide body of evidence that masks play a crucial role in preventing the spread of COVID-19, and top public health experts have been urging Americans to wear them for months.
“We have clear scientific evidence they work, and they are our best defense,” Dr. Robert Redfield, the head of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, told senators in mid-September. “I might even go so far as to say that this face mask is more guaranteed to protect me against Covid than when I take a Covid vaccine.”
“Anybody who has been listening to me over the last several months knows that a conversation does not go by where I do not strongly recommend that people wear masks,” Dr. Anthony Fauci, the nation’s top expert on infectious disease, said in a recent interview on ABC News’ “Start Here” podcast.
On top of repeatedly downplaying the threat of COVID-19, which has killed over 207,000 Americans, Trump has repeatedly flouted recommendations to wear a mask or face-covering. “I don’t agree with the statement that if everybody wears a mask, everything disappears,” Trump said in a July interview with Fox News’ Chris Wallace.
During the first presidential debate on Tuesday, the president mocked former Vice President Joe Biden over his mask-wearing habits.
“When needed, I wear masks. I don’t wear masks like him,” Trump said of the former vice president. “Every time you see him, he’s got a mask. He could be speaking 200 feet away from them, and he shows up with the biggest mask I’ve ever seen.”
Biden tested negative for COVID-19 on Friday, as the news of Trump’s diagnosis rattled global markets and added a new level of chaos to an already tumultuous election cycle.
In the market for a new cactus to spruce up your yard? The fall plant sale at Desert Botanical Garden in Phoenix has what you are looking for and then some.
The 2020 fall plant sale will be a bit different than in the past due to COVID-19 restrictions, but there is still ample opportunity to purchase cactuses, succulents and other plants.
The sale will be open for three weekends in October and garden members get first crack. The sale opens on Oct. 16 for members and Oct. 17 for the general public. New this year: Reservations are required. Book yours at https://dbg.org/events/fall-plant-sale-2020.
What kinds of plants will be available?
The plant sale is divided up into sections including cactus, agave, shrubs, butterfly plants and trees.
Tina Wilson, the garden’s director of horticulture, said in an email that they have “a lot of new aloes this year to check out, along with an assortment of cactus and succulent collectibles.”
She said the sale will have plants that people are looking to replace after a hot, dry summer. The sale will be restocked throughout the week.
As for cost, it ranges. Wilson said potted plants are generally $5 to $150, but some special boxed specimens can go for up to $800.
How has the plant sale been modified for COVID-19?
Reservations and timed entry is intended to help reduce crowding at the plant sale. The following safety measures have been implemented:
Face coverings are required for anyone 6 or older.
No cash transactions. All major credit cards are accepted.
Sanitized shopping carts are available.
Guests must maintain 6 feet of distance.
Curbside pickup and plant delivery are available.
Desert Botanical Garden fall plant sale
Where: 1201 N. Galvin Parkway, Phoenix.
When: 7 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Members only on Oct. 16, 23 and 30. Open to the public on Oct. 17, 18, 24, 25, 31 and Nov. 1.
Details: Make reservations at dbg.org/events/fall-plant-sale-2020.
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