Joe Biden on Thursday called for an immediate nationwide masks mandate for the next three months.
“Every American should be wearing a mask when they’re outside for the next three months at a minimum,” Biden told reporters in Wilmington, Delaware, after he and his running mate; Sen.
Kamala Harris, left their Covid-19 briefing with health experts.
Both Biden and Harris emerged from their briefing wearing black face masks.
Biden said he would mandate face masks nationwide if he was president. He cited health experts who predict a nationwide mask mandate would save 40,000 lives during the Covid-19 pandemic.
The Democratic nominee called on every governor to mandate face masks until the November election. “Let’s institute a mask mandate nationwide, starting immediately and we will save lives,” he said.
He urged Americans to “be a patriot” and wear their masks.
Biden said he hoped President Donald Trump “learned the lesson” but he added a mask mandate is not about politics.