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Surgeon General Personal Plea: Wearing Mask ‘Will Protect My Mother’

U.S. Surgeon General Jerome Adams made clear on Sunday that mask-wearing is personal to him.

In an interview on “Fox News Sunday,” Adams cited his hospitalized mother as a reason Americans should start wearing masks to curb coronavirus case counts that have skyrocketed in recent weeks and placed a severe strain on the nation’s hospitals.

“Wearing a mask … will protect my mother and you,” Adams said to Fox News’ Bret Baier. “My mother is in the hospital right now. I want people to understand that if cases and hospitalizations continue to go up, not only will it hurt our ability to care for Covid patients, but if someone is having a baby, they may not be able to get a bed. If someone is having a heart attack or potential stroke like my mother, they may not be able to get a bed.”

Adams, who has served as the nation’s top doctor since 2017, tweeted on Thanksgiving that his mother and wife were both recently hospitalized.

 

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