President-Elect Urges Masks

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WASHINGTON (AP) – President-elect Joe Biden is imploring Americans to “wear a mask” to help fight the spread of the coronavirus “no matter who you voted for.”

He said, “We are Americans, and our country is under threat.”

The Democrat said Monday the act could slow the death toll in the COVID-19 pandemic, which he noted could climb by 200,000 more before a vaccine is widely available.

Biden said, “Please, I implore you, wear a mask.” He noted masks could save the lives of older people, children and teachers and added: “It could even save your own life.”

Biden notes that he doesn’t take office until Jan. 20 but is assuming a public leadership role in the fight against the pandemic ahead of being sworn in.

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