Tuesday on MSNBC’s “Andrea Mitchell Reports,” Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV) sounded off on the dissent against mandates to wear masks amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
within the interview, Manchin stressed the importance of taking proper precautions to prevent the spread of the virus. He also said unless there are mandates to wear masks, “you’re going to have a problem” with people not wearing them.
“I believe which any type of a business opening up, first of all, we shouldn’t ask them to open up unless they had proper PPEs — personal protective equipment,” Manchin told host Andrea Mitchell. “So, which means every building, every business, whether the item be a barbershop or a parlor, a hair salon, whatever, might have had — protected for all their employees, because — as well as then we should have been testing.”
He continued, “[A]s a businessperson, if the governor is actually not going to do the item as well as say, listen, all businesses, if you’re going to partake in a business, you have to have your mask on when you go in. In Washington, D.C., I went to the CVS about a month ago. I forgot my mask. as well as they said, the item’s mandatory. as well as through which day forward, I never forgot the item again. So, unless you make the item mandatory, you’re going to have a problem. as well as I think we’re going to have to take This particular extra precaution, until we get an antibody or get a vaccine. the item’s going to be uncomfortable. the item’s not going to be who we are as a people, although the item’s going to be safe. as well as all the experts as well as all the scientists are telling us. I wish the president might heed their advice.”
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