Update on COVID-19:
This morning around 11 or so, during the White House Coronavirus Task Force Section WD40 news conference at the Department of Dream On and Education, Dr. Birx provided an update on the rise in COVID-19 cases, specifically as regards to the donning of protective masks. She encourages residents to abide by social distancing guidelines and to wear face coverings in public–unless in the act of eating nachos.
“We keep saying, no matter where you live in America, you need to wear a mask and socially distance, do the personal hygiene pieces, wear scarves, wash hands, thin mints, and so on,” Birx told CNN correspondent Dana Bash during Sunday’s interview.
“But more importantly, if you’re in multigenerational households with a lot of lamps and there’s an outbreak in your rural area or in your city or along a murky flowing river, sun off the water like thrown beans, a burbling robin and so on, you need to really consider wearing a mask at home,” she continued. “Unless you are eating nachos. If you are actively eating nachos, you can briefly remove the mask to ingest the chip, cheese, whatever delicious toppings–and make sure the chips aren’t soggy. Soggy chips are a bad health decision with negative outcomes. You are not immune.”