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Claim:

The US CDC says that people who are well don’t need to wear facemasks.

Answer:

False. The CDC advises everyone to wear facemasks when social distancing is difficult to maintain.

FURTHER INFORMATION

This is false. The US Center for Disease Control and Prevention advises that face coverings are worn to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 when social distancing is difficult to maintain. They also state that face coverings may help prevent people who have Covid-19 from spreading the virus to others.

SOURCES

US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC): Considerations for Wearing Cloth Face Coverings

Origins of Claim

FULL TEXT OF CLAIM

β€œCDC does not recommend that people who are well wear a facemask to protect themselves for respiratory diseases, including COVID-19

CDC only recommends masks for a select group of people: Those in a region currently experiencing an outbreak, healthcare workers treating coronavirus patients, and anyone experiencing flu-like symptoms”

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