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Surgeon general urges widespread mask use: ‘It is not a suppression of your freedom’

Surgeon general urges widespread mask use: ‘It is not a suppression of your freedom’

Surgeon General Jerome Adams

Surgeon General Jerome Adams on Tuesday implored Americans, and young  Americans in particular, to wear masks as lawmakers and public health  officials increasingly seek to break down partisan barriers about the  use of face coverings.

Adams specifically sought to address  arguments among some conservatives that requiring masks is an  infringement on personal freedoms and civil liberties, arguing that  wearing a mask will actually restore freedoms more quickly amid the  coronavirus pandemic.

“Wear a face covering when you go out in  public. It is not an inconvenience. It is not a suppression of your  freedom. It actually Is a vehicle to achieve our goals,” Adams said  during a briefing with members of the White House coronavirus task  force.

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