MSNBC medical contributor Kavita Patel, a former policy official in the Obama White House, appeared bare-faced Tuesday on "José Díaz-Balart Reports" to tell Americans to once again don their masks.
Díaz-Balart led into the segment, saying, "If you’ve noticed more of your friends, neighbors, loved ones are testing positive for COVID, you’re not alone. According to the CDC, COVID-19 hospitalizations are up 12% from last week, and while we’re nowhere near previous levels, it’s still raising concerns."
The CDC indicated that between July 16 and July 22, there were 8,035 hospital admissions for COVID-19 in the U.S., a nation home to well over 335 million souls. The bulk of the hospitalizations appear to have been in parts of Texas near the southern border; southeastern Oklahoma; Mohave County, Arizona; four counties in southern Nebraska; northeastern Oregon; and Colquitt County, Georgia.
MSNBC wants to bring back masks. Seriously. Medical contributor Dr. Kavita Patel says, "a mask can be your best friend...time to bring them out again, especially as the school season starts. We don't want to see kids missing school for things we could have prevented." pic.twitter.com/pPXItUVg7u— Alex Christy (@alexchristy17) August 1, 2023