"When you see the president speak, I think there's social distancing", McCarthy answered. "For most people it feels easier to breathe when you have a face shield, you don't get the fogging that you get with a mask if you're a person who wears glasses and they're easy to clean".
"We do this for each other", he adds at the end, while putting on a mask.
According to a study done in 2014 found in the Journal of Occupational and Environmental Hygiene, called the "Efficacy of Face Shields Against Cough Aerosol Droplets From a Cough Simulator", a simulation showed that wearing a plastic face shield reduced the inhalation of droplets from a cough by 96%, significantly protecting the wearer. "And where you can't maintain social distancing, wearing a mask is just a good idea".
Trump has politicized wearing a mask, and generally refused to put one on, despite mounting evidence it helps prevent the spread of COVID-19. They should wear a mask,"said the top Republican in the House of Representatives".
Republican Senator Tim Scott of SC, where cases are spiking, posted a similar message on Twitter.
In an interview on Fox News, House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) urged Americans to keep wearing face masks, prompting Doocy to ask him: "What about the president?" "I've known the president to have worn a mask at times as he goes forward..."
Vice-President Mike Pence encouraged Americans to wear masks during a visit to Texas on Sunday.
"It is critical that we all take personal responsibility to slow the transmission of COVID and embrace the universal use of face coverings", Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Director Robert Redfield, explained to lawmakers in a Senate hearing on Tuesday. I went to my grocery store every week, guess what?
Trump has said he can not picture himself in a mask while greeting royalty and foreign leaders, including dictators. The city's mayor, Lenny Curry, is a Republican.
The city of Jacksonville, Florida, where Trump is expected to accept the Republican presidential nomination in August, adopted a mandatory mask requirement for public and indoor locations on Monday.
In April, Trump said he could not picture himself in a mask while greeting "presidents, prime ministers, dictators, kings, queens". "He encourages people to make whatever decision is best for their safety but he did say to me he has no problem with masks and to do whatever your local jurisdiction requests of you".
Cuomo's state again received donations of face masks from China on Monday.
Last week, a University of Washington health institute projected that there would be 33,000 fewer deaths from COVID-19 by October if 95 percent of Americans wore masks now.
In its first projections comparing different actions to control COVID-19 transmission, the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME) forecast almost 180,000 in the United States will die by Oct 1.
McLeod County health officials are now recommending wearing face masks in public settings.