On August 9, the Silicon Valley Leadership Group, our member companies, and mayors from our Mayors’ Circle representing cities across the Bay Area launched the Be a Hero, Wear a Mask campaign.
Our nation’s top health experts – including Robert R. Redfield, M.D., Director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Anthony S. Fauci, M.D., Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), and Vice Admiral Jerome M. Adams, M.D., Surgeon General of the United States – tell us that face coverings are one of the most powerful weapons we have to slow and stop the spread of COVID-19.
In an editorial published on July 14, 2020 in the Journal of the American Medical Association the CDC reviewed the latest science and affirmed that cloth face coverings are a critical tool in the fight against COVID-19 that could reduce the spread of the disease, particularly when used universally within communities. There is increasing evidence that cloth face coverings help prevent people who have COVID-19 from spreading the virus to others.
“We are not defenseless against COVID-19,” said CDC Director Dr. Robert R. Redfield. “All Americans have a responsibility to protect themselves, their families, and their communities.”
Please join us in spreading the word that if everyone starts wearing face masks now, the pandemic could be brought under control in just weeks.
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