Masks Are A Means To Freedom From Coronavirus And Its Burdens | Rachel Maddow | MSNBC

Masks Are A Means To Freedom From Coronavirus And Its Burdens | Rachel Maddow | MSNBC 1


Former HHS Assistant Secretary Dr. Howard Koh talks with Rachel Maddow about why wearing a mask to help stem the spread of coronavirus is a better way to promote freedom than not wearing a mask. Aired on 7/02/2020.
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Masks Are A Means To Freedom From Coronavirus And Its Burdens | Rachel Maddow | MSNBC

62 Comments on "Masks Are A Means To Freedom From Coronavirus And Its Burdens | Rachel Maddow | MSNBC"

  1. “Freedom is recognized necessity”, K. Marx.

  2. Silver Surfer | July 3, 2020 at 2:05 AM | Reply

    I believe trump purposely lead people to believe masks weren’t necessary! trump also made people restless when they were sheltering in place!

    • @blkctthwt You can’t run for president if you’re a felon…which most of the tRumps will be after he leaves office. Can’t wait for his niece’s book to come out.

    • Dale Rhode Hard Luck Cowboy | July 3, 2020 at 10:07 PM | Reply


    • @Dale Rhode Hard Luck Cowboy Not as bad as Trump allowing them to pay and murder our troops.

    • @Dale Rhode Hard Luck Cowboy PLEASE TELL ME YOU HAVEN’T REPRODUCED !?!?!!

    • @Dale Rhode Hard Luck Cowboy The black masks…Is that like how your racism and the Klu Klux Klan hoods allow you guys to recognize each other ????

  3. Trump won’t wear a mask because it covers his pretty, fake tan.

    • @mark You Are A Real P.O.S.


      When people find out the virus is not real, they are going to lose thier minds. For some it will take FEMA pulling out the gilloutines before they chose to wake up to the truth. People love lies as there is no truth in them. End of this world… nothing new.


    • @Ken Price YES people searching for truth are going to find it from an Internet TROLL LIKE YOU !!

    • Michaela Francis | July 3, 2020 at 7:07 PM | Reply

      I don’t see why Trump followers are so down on wearing masks. After all they’ve been wearing blindfolds for the past four years.

  4. Sure mention masks now 3 months into this deadly virus. Too little too late.

    • What you get with Trump in charge

    • Three months? It’s been over five months, that healthcare workers have been tireless an effort to inform Americans of the dangers of not wearing a mask. It’s disheartening to see so many people, ignore science and medicine, to listen to someone that is incapable of forming two sentences; without saying, “no one has ever seen anything like it,” “this is the best anyone has ever seen,” “I, don’t know him/her,” “someone told me.”

  5. Why are we sending ppe to Russia

  6. LOL – And here we see the daily comedy that is “America’. Hundreds of thousands are dying and infections are going through the roof *BUT* they think masks are the enemy. NOT the virus. lol Dear of dear – there is just something fundamentally wrong with them as a people, isn’t there?

    • Don’t worry guys I figured it out. We can fix everything. Plastic with prevent the spread of the virus alot better than cloth. Everyone should just put a plastic bag over there head. Problem solved.

    • @the other 1 also one of the head doctors in Italy where the virus had the biggest impact first says the virus had mutated and is far weaker then it was before and he believes the virus will die out on its own and a vaccine will not be necessary. He says old people infected are recovering now for the most part.

    • @Uj Fraz Sorry, I just looked back to see where I stated anything at all about masks and science. I didn’t. What I said was: you (Americans) are more focused on masks rather than the virus. You, Up-Friz … are part of the problem. You see and hear what you want then just make up the rest. However, any reasonably intelligent 5 year old (non-American of course) can tell you if you cough, splurt, barf and sneeze all over another person you may catch whatever lurgy that person is carrying.

    • @TME3 all right smart guy.. a few people replied to my comment and when that happens and I reply back all of those people receive the reply.

    • @Uj Fraz Particularly now. A local nursing home only last month developed over 80 cases. I was very worried for one of my family members. Not one died. And the recover rate was awful fast. Now we don’t really have all the facts in terms suffering, because they’ve been closed up. But not one old, frail or sick person perished. And I still don’t know one person ever diagnosed Covid. Full disclosure, I wear a mask everywhere I go.

  7. Only in the US would people demand the freedom to be infected by a highly dangerous virus.

    • Michaela Francis | July 3, 2020 at 7:05 PM | Reply

      @Elias Leal Only in the US does anybody think anybody think that anybody will take their homophobic vitriol seriously when they think there is such a word as “lesbiananic” and can’t even spell “rhetoric”.

    • @markWell that’s it then, now tell us how the disease is spreading so fast.

    • @Ken Price An insult to the family’s of the 130,000 people who’ve died.

    • @Michaela Francis sooooooorry I not educated like U . I grew up in America going to public school. I live in the streets silly . I not havard or University of Lezzies . I know when you hate me for being white straight male Christian values. U lying stealing demons . Stealing hard working class people’s money with your fancy talk .

    • Michaela Francis | July 3, 2020 at 9:13 PM | Reply

      @Elias Leal Why on earth would I hate you for being working class, or white and straight for that matter? I come of solid Yorkshire, white working class stock myself. I didn’t attend a private school but managed to win a place at university through hard work and had to work full time in a bar to just to pay my way through college. What I do despise you for is revelling in your ignorance, playing some sort of racial and class victim card making infantile homophobic remarks like “University of Lezzies” whatevere that means. You seem to be obsessed with lesbians for some reason. As for your last remark, how the devil is anybody stealing your money simply for making the effort to speak correct English. I don’t know what your “Christian” values are but presumably they involve spreading hate and bigotry.

  8. Susan Kanawyer | July 3, 2020 at 2:47 AM | Reply

    Trump’s not going to wear a mask because his orange makeup is going to come off on it and everybody will laugh at him for the clown that he truly is as well as failure in communist

  9. Samson wilkinson | July 3, 2020 at 3:27 AM | Reply

    Thailand. Pop. 68 milllions
    Deaths 58
    Thais wear masks

    • Uni-thought. One shared culture. Many centuries of adherence to science and logic.

    • Kevin Heintz | July 3, 2020 at 5:14 AM | Reply

      Czech Republic did the same. The insularity of Americans is one super-underestimates problem. There are models everywhere in the world but we refuse to apply them.

    • Samson wilkinson | July 3, 2020 at 5:30 AM | Reply

      @Kevin Heintz Still, you really believe the Karlov Most party was a good idea?
      I have my doubts…

    • You think i'm funny? | July 3, 2020 at 2:20 PM | Reply

      we got it under controll without the use of masks where i live, masks are not what stops this virus, it’s sensible social distancing, stopping covid-19 with a mask is like trying to stop mosquito’s come in by placing a chainlink fence, it’s not gonna work.

  10. 4th of July? Are we independent from Russia yet?

  11. Miranda Yeoh | July 3, 2020 at 3:59 AM | Reply

    It was a physician from Penang, Malaysia, who went to China and taught them that masks are highly useful against airborne diseases. He’s Dr Wu LienTeh. Today Penang has 121 total covid cases and 1 death. We have 50 days of no new infections. I’m so proud of our medical teams. How we wish that our politicians were as ethical and unselfish 😷🙏

  12. jared ashley | July 3, 2020 at 4:11 AM | Reply

    im in new zealand, we followed the health experts and now have it under control. So sad to see Trump not caring about his peoples lives

  13. America needs to divert more money to hiring Science teachers. Re Covid science and climate change

  14. Trump doesn´t waer a mask because he chokes on his lies…

  15. ロシアのクマと思ったクマ? 残念、北海道のクマーでした!! | July 3, 2020 at 5:26 AM | Reply

    I wear a mask. Because if I’m infected, I might spread a virus to others.
    I don’t even go home to my parents because I don’t know if I’m infected.

    • Deb Eichmann | July 3, 2020 at 9:17 AM | Reply

      ロシアのクマと思ったクマ? 残念、北海道のクマーでした!! That’s called consideration of others,as everyone should be. Thank you!🙂

    • You think i'm funny? | July 3, 2020 at 2:16 PM | Reply

      that mask won’t stop you from infecting others, to covid-19 that masks is as much a barrier as a chainlink fence is to a mosquito.

    • ロシアのクマと思ったクマ? 残念、北海道のクマーでした!! | July 3, 2020 at 3:21 PM | Reply
    • @You think i’m funny? it’s an analogy alright but it’s missing nuance and factual information about how viruses travel on water droplets, not just straight into the air. A good analogy of masking is mosquitoes need to ride on a softball through a chain link fence. It doesn’t stop all of them, but it cuts down on what makes it through.

  16. American’s obsession with freedom would be its Achilles heel.

  17. Prophet YouTube | July 3, 2020 at 11:00 AM | Reply

    Wash your hands, don’t lick door handles, and stop large event like, well BLM Marxist Riots?

  18. The only reason I would consider wearing a mask would be so I don’t smell the stink from that which the Democraps are shoveling.

  19. SquirrelHill1971 | July 3, 2020 at 3:11 PM | Reply

    This video shows Dr. Anthony Fauci removing his mask when he thought he was no longer being filmed

  20. Tomas Echevarria | July 3, 2020 at 8:41 PM | Reply

    Reminds me of the sign in Nazi Germany, “work equals freedom.”

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