Surgeon General Jerome Adams is pleading with Americans to wear a mask to help curb the spread of coronavirus.
During a Monday appearance on “Fox & Friends,” the country’s top doctor said he was wrong to say face masks weren’t necessary during the initial outbreak of the virus.
“I’m pleading with your viewers. I’m begging you,” Adams told the network’s hosts. “Please understand that we are not trying to take away your freedoms when we say, ‘Wear a face covering.’”
During the early days of the pandemic, Adams said masks were ineffective and possibly even dangerous. He said face coverings provide a false sense of security and can cause people to touch their faces even more.
Now, he said his position has changed.
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