CDC Director Says Face Masks May Offer More Protection Than COVID-19 Vaccine | Craig Melvin | MSNBC

CDC Director Says Face Masks May Offer More Protection Than COVID-19 Vaccine | Craig Melvin | MSNBC 1


CDC Director Robert Redfield and other health officials testified before the Senate Appropriations Committee on the coronavirus pandemic and the federal response. Aired on 9/16/2020.
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CDC Director Says Face Masks May Offer More Protection Than COVID-19 Vaccine | Craig Melvin | MSNBC

65 Comments on "CDC Director Says Face Masks May Offer More Protection Than COVID-19 Vaccine | Craig Melvin | MSNBC"

  1. Sounds like someone is getting fired soon.


  3. That’s gotta be bs.

  4. Originally the reported said masks are “infective” a few times…. She then corrected herself….. There should be no debate about masks anymore…. What a waste of time that could be better spent with real questions….

  5. Sounded like you said masses might be more infective?

  6. Yea sure, how about neither

  7. TheDragonboy2001 | September 16, 2020 at 1:06 PM | Reply

    Is it just me or the chick saying “infective” and not effective?

  8. She said masks are “infective”

  9. So if masks are more effective than a vaccine and we are waiting on a vaccine to safely open the economy, can we now safely open the economy?

    • thething onthedoorstep | September 16, 2020 at 8:24 PM | Reply

      Blake Freeman What? Apparently more liberals are wearing mask than conservatives. Just look at all the Trump supporters still saying it’s a hoax and God will protect them.

    • 1thug aka Hollywood Coke!! | September 16, 2020 at 9:35 PM | Reply

      Gone Right you are on point wit facts!!

    • Not if all you keep refusing to wear one

    • aGUY not if all of you keep refusing to wear one

    • thething onthedoorstep | September 16, 2020 at 11:35 PM | Reply

      nellymacc91 This is such a contentious race that the polls are expected to be busy. Also some places are shutting down polling places. I can choose to go to a store when it isn’t busy and lines won’t be long. The stores in my city have set aside times exclusively for seniors and people at risk. And now Trump is saying he wants marshalls etc. at polls. Some people are easily intimidated so this can be a problem. I know people originally from other countries ( they are citizens now) who still have trouble with english and would feel uncomfortable. The place I vote has no translators and it has caused lengthy delays at times. We need to have a choice. Kamala Harris proposed a bill for drive thru voting. I believe we should be allowed all three choices.

  10. Why she flipping between “Infective” & “effective” who’s mom is this..

  11. LOL!! She said “masks might be more ‘infective’ than a vaccine”.

  12. Please, I would Love for hime to release that “research / evidence” – b/c pretty sure there is historic to the contrary (OSHA 🙌🤔🤷‍♂️)

  13. This lady needs to speak betterer. She kept saying “Infective” not “effective”

  14. She said masks are infected…🤣

  15. no masks required there vaccine useless!

  16. I’d rather mask up than take a vaccine. Choose wisely

    • Ricardos Travels | September 16, 2020 at 4:38 PM | Reply

      @10000 subs with no vids But don’t you see – even “compromising” won’t open the country up? It’s been 7 months and most “almost everyone” has been wearing masks and quarantining – why haven’t they already opened the country up? We just learned from the CDC that only 6% of the Positive Cases/Deaths were solely due to CV19. (So that means the so-called Plague-Like Threat is actually 94% less of a Threat than they said it was). Why haven’t they opened the country up after that came out? No, “even Compromising” won’t allow this country to open again. (We have to expose the LIARS, the Criminally Incompetent so-called health experts, and hold them Accountable, and continue Resisting “STUPID” and their “Pseudoscience”).

    • 10000 subs with no vids | September 16, 2020 at 5:06 PM | Reply

      @Ricardos Travels here’s the thing about that statistic you brought up: yes, only 6% died solely because of covid 19, but that’s not what’s important, and it doesn’t mean that the virus is 94% less of a threat. This is a respitory disease, right? Think about the elderly, think about people with asthma or other breathing problems. Those people most likely make up a large portion of that 94%. Those are the kinds of people we are trying to protect by wearing masks and following health guidelines. There is no doubt that having the virus amplifies the effects of these peoples’ conditions, putting them at a much higher risk of dying from it than the average person. That’s why that statistic isn’t enough to reopen the country

    • Ricardos Travels | September 16, 2020 at 5:14 PM | Reply

      @10000 subs with no vids Yes, I agree – the “High-Risk” Group should have been quarantined and given Free HCQ. If the so-called health officials would have recommended HCQ be issued for free to everyone in the beginning, quarantined the high-risk, and had not panicked the world with criminally incompetent pseudoscience… this Pandemic would have been over in 30 days or less.

    • 10000 subs with no vids | September 16, 2020 at 5:49 PM | Reply

      @Ricardos Travels It probably could’ve been over with even sooner if it weren’t for so many people, including myself, downplaying it back in February. Also, I don’t believe HCQ has been proven to treat or prevent covid just yet. This could’ve been handled so much better, and that’s exactly why I think we should all try and make an effort to wear masks because that’s all we really can do at this point

    • Ricardos Travels | September 16, 2020 at 6:59 PM | Reply

      @10000 subs with no vids I agree, this should have been over in the first month. As far as HCQ – Compare (4.5 to 450+) in Countries where HCQ is allowed Over-The-Counter the CV19 Death Rate per million is around 2.5 avg compared to 450+ per million in Countries where HCQ is NOT ALLOWED Over-The-Counter. As far as it effectively inhibiting/blocking the SARS-CoV-2 Virus… Fauci has to know we had inexpensive, safe, and effective prevention and treatment drug from Studies his department did back in 2005 and again in March 2020 – which showed HCQ works/inhibits SARS-CoV-2 in just 5 days > 1000s of Doctors around the world knows it is safe and effective

  17. Is it just me or is she mistakenly saying “masks are infective” – instead of effective?

  18. Assure that “they” can trust.
    “Free” vaccine .

    • It is not free.

    • Crystal Giddens | September 16, 2020 at 3:08 PM | Reply

      @Francisco sosa correct it is NOT free and it will be infective!

    • @Crystal Giddens My observations lead me to believe it will have a limited effectiveness, as you mention. For after all our whole being is made for survival on earth, and that is the reason God, or nature did not make us all the same. So beware of the racist hater, for they come in all colors, and do evil deeds.

  19. So masks didn’t protect but prevented spreading covid….now they protect…GTFOH!

    • Lmao! Take the $20 bill fold it turn it upside down see the man in the mask. Event 201
      Georgia guidestones
      Dr Richard day wrote in 1969
      Goes on and on

    • … you do know that covid didn’t exist just some months ago? We do learn new things all the time and that information is being given to the public. … that doesn’t mean that they are changing their mind or doesn’t know what they are talking about.

    • Diego De La Riva | September 16, 2020 at 7:27 PM | Reply


  20. The cult is eligible for a free tombstone inscription: “Our mum/dad was downplayed 6 feet by the chosen one”

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