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Vice President Mike Pence tours Mayo Clinic without coronavirus mask even though he was told to wear one
PUBLISHED TUE, APR 28 20202:45 PM EDTUPDATED 3 HOURS AGO

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KEY POINTS
  • Vice President Mike Pence toured the Mayo Clinic without a mask despite that renowned medical facility requiring all visitors to wear masks to avoid potentially spreading the coronavirus.
  • Pence, who leads the White House’s coronavirus task force, when asked about going maskless said that he is regularly tested for the virus, and so far has been shown to be negative for it.
  • President Donald Trump has said that he will not wear a mask, even as more than 1 million Americans have contracted the virus that causes Covid-19.



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VP Mike Pence visits Mayo Clinic, but does not wear face mask

Vice President Mike Pence on Tuesday toured the Mayo Clinic without wearing a mask, despite that renowned medical facility telling him that masks are required for visitors and everyone else there to slow the spread of the coronavirus.

At one point during his visit to the Mayo Clinic, video of Pence showed him surrounded by 10 people, including a patient, who unlike him all were wearing masks.


In this pool image, Vice President Mike Pence Visits the Mayo Clinic Rochester Facilities, April 28, 2020. Pence is surrounded by 9 other people with masks including a patient.
Press Pool Video

Pence, who leads President Donald Trump’s coronavirus task force, later suggested to reporters that he did not need to wear a mask because he is tested regularly for the virus, and does not have it.

The Mayo Clinic, which is located in Rochester, Minnesota, is requiring all patients, visitors and staff to wear a face covering or mask to slow the spread of Covid-19. The facility said that the mask requirement is part of its protocol “for ensuring your safety.”

The clinic said in a Twitter post that it had informed Pence of its policy mandating masks before he toured the facility.



with coronavirus infections topped 1 million. At least 57,266 Americans have died from Covid-19.

Pence was asked about why he did not wear a mask in the first question at a news conference at the facility after he completed the tour and discussion.

“As vice president of the United States, I’m tested for the coronavirus on a regular basis, and everyone who is around me is tested for the coronavirus,” Pence said.

“When the [federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention] issued guidelines about wearing a mask it was their recognition that people that may have the coronavirus could prevent the possibility of conveying the virus to someone else by wearing a mask,” Pence said.

“And since I don’t have the coronavirus I thought it would be a good opportunity for me to be here to be able to speak to these researchers, these incredible health-care personnel and look them in the eye and say, ‘thank you,’” the vice president said.

Pence later was asked by another reporter how frequently he is tested, and whether he thought that wearing a mask might send a “positive signal to the American public.”

In response, Pence did not directly answer the question about the signal wearing a mask could send.

But the vice president reiterated that he was tested “on a regular basis.”

He added, “And I agree with the CDC guidance that wearing a mask doesn’t necessarily protect you from the coronavirus, but wearing a mask might prevent you from inadvertently conveying the virus to a loved one, family member or friend.”

“So we think they’re very useful in that respect, and we respect that altogether,” Pence said.

A Mayo Clinic spokesman, when asked for comment, said in email that, “Mayo shared the masking policy with the VP’s office.”

The spokesman did not respond to the question about why the facility deleted its tweet about Pence.

But the Mayo Clinic did post a new tweet saying it was “grateful” for Pence’s visit.



Mayo Clinic

✔@MayoClinic

https://twitter.com/MayoClinic/status/1255233726797230082

We are grateful that @VP and @GovTimWalz visited Mayo Clinic today to hear about our work fighting the #COVID19 pandemic. We look forward to continued collaboration to develop essential testing and treatment for our patients and communities.


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Pence’s aides last week told The New York Times that he did not wear a mask for the same reasons he gave Tuesday.

But the newspaper noted that Pence could contract the virus between his tests, and that the tests are not always accurate.


In this pool image, Vice President Mike Pence Visits the Mayo Clinic Rochester Facilities, April 28, 2020.
Press Pool Video
Trump three weeks ago said that new guidance from the CDC urged all Americans to wear masks in public settings, to help reduce the risk of spreading the coronavirus.

But Trump said he would not follow that guidance himself.

“I just don’t want to wear one myself, it’s a recommendation,” Trump said at the time.

“Somehow sitting in the Oval Office behind that beautiful Resolute Desk, the great Resolute Desk, I think wearing a face mask as I greet presidents, dictators, kings, queens, I don’t know, I don’t see it for myself.”

-- Additional reporting by Tucker Higgins.

https://www.cnbc.com/2020/04/28/coronavirus-mike-pence-tours-mayo-clinic-without-mask.html
 

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i think it is their own created virus and they have medicine for its cure but it is deliberately not available for ordinary people for the purpose of achievement of their objectives of new world order
 

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i think it is their own created virus and they have medicine for its cure but it is deliberately not available for ordinary people for the purpose of achievement of their objectives of new world order
Their plan was to attacked China and also killed the old and sick population in U.S.
 

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Vice President Mike Pence tours Mayo Clinic without coronavirus mask even though he was told to wear one
PUBLISHED TUE, APR 28 20202:45 PM EDTUPDATED 3 HOURS AGO

Dan Mangan@_DANMANGAN

Christina Wilkie@CHRISTINAWILKIE




KEY POINTS
  • Vice President Mike Pence toured the Mayo Clinic without a mask despite that renowned medical facility requiring all visitors to wear masks to avoid potentially spreading the coronavirus.
  • Pence, who leads the White House’s coronavirus task force, when asked about going maskless said that he is regularly tested for the virus, and so far has been shown to be negative for it.
  • President Donald Trump has said that he will not wear a mask, even as more than 1 million Americans have contracted the virus that causes Covid-19.



WATCH NOW
VIDEO01:26
VP Mike Pence visits Mayo Clinic, but does not wear face mask

Vice President Mike Pence on Tuesday toured the Mayo Clinic without wearing a mask, despite that renowned medical facility telling him that masks are required for visitors and everyone else there to slow the spread of the coronavirus.

At one point during his visit to the Mayo Clinic, video of Pence showed him surrounded by 10 people, including a patient, who unlike him all were wearing masks.


In this pool image, Vice President Mike Pence Visits the Mayo Clinic Rochester Facilities, April 28, 2020. Pence is surrounded by 9 other people with masks including a patient.
Press Pool Video

Pence, who leads President Donald Trump’s coronavirus task force, later suggested to reporters that he did not need to wear a mask because he is tested regularly for the virus, and does not have it.

The Mayo Clinic, which is located in Rochester, Minnesota, is requiring all patients, visitors and staff to wear a face covering or mask to slow the spread of Covid-19. The facility said that the mask requirement is part of its protocol “for ensuring your safety.”

The clinic said in a Twitter post that it had informed Pence of its policy mandating masks before he toured the facility.



with coronavirus infections topped 1 million. At least 57,266 Americans have died from Covid-19.

Pence was asked about why he did not wear a mask in the first question at a news conference at the facility after he completed the tour and discussion.

“As vice president of the United States, I’m tested for the coronavirus on a regular basis, and everyone who is around me is tested for the coronavirus,” Pence said.

“When the [federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention] issued guidelines about wearing a mask it was their recognition that people that may have the coronavirus could prevent the possibility of conveying the virus to someone else by wearing a mask,” Pence said.

“And since I don’t have the coronavirus I thought it would be a good opportunity for me to be here to be able to speak to these researchers, these incredible health-care personnel and look them in the eye and say, ‘thank you,’” the vice president said.

Pence later was asked by another reporter how frequently he is tested, and whether he thought that wearing a mask might send a “positive signal to the American public.”

In response, Pence did not directly answer the question about the signal wearing a mask could send.

But the vice president reiterated that he was tested “on a regular basis.”

He added, “And I agree with the CDC guidance that wearing a mask doesn’t necessarily protect you from the coronavirus, but wearing a mask might prevent you from inadvertently conveying the virus to a loved one, family member or friend.”

“So we think they’re very useful in that respect, and we respect that altogether,” Pence said.

A Mayo Clinic spokesman, when asked for comment, said in email that, “Mayo shared the masking policy with the VP’s office.”

The spokesman did not respond to the question about why the facility deleted its tweet about Pence.

But the Mayo Clinic did post a new tweet saying it was “grateful” for Pence’s visit.



Mayo Clinic

✔@MayoClinic


We are grateful that @VP and @GovTimWalz visited Mayo Clinic today to hear about our work fighting the #COVID19 pandemic. We look forward to continued collaboration to develop essential testing and treatment for our patients and communities.


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Pence’s aides last week told The New York Times that he did not wear a mask for the same reasons he gave Tuesday.

But the newspaper noted that Pence could contract the virus between his tests, and that the tests are not always accurate.


In this pool image, Vice President Mike Pence Visits the Mayo Clinic Rochester Facilities, April 28, 2020.
Press Pool Video
Trump three weeks ago said that new guidance from the CDC urged all Americans to wear masks in public settings, to help reduce the risk of spreading the coronavirus.

But Trump said he would not follow that guidance himself.

“I just don’t want to wear one myself, it’s a recommendation,” Trump said at the time.

“Somehow sitting in the Oval Office behind that beautiful Resolute Desk, the great Resolute Desk, I think wearing a face mask as I greet presidents, dictators, kings, queens, I don’t know, I don’t see it for myself.”

-- Additional reporting by Tucker Higgins.

https://www.cnbc.com/2020/04/28/coronavirus-mike-pence-tours-mayo-clinic-without-mask.html
I think he was too religious to believe in mask or stuff.
 

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Pence, Trump and probably Pelosi- were probably given the specialized vaccines when the virus was created.





Pence, Trump and probably Pelosi- were probably given the specialized vaccines when the virus was created.



The same u can say, there's a bunker somewhere out there to house the commanding elites of the nation in an all-out nuclear war.
 

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black people are more affected by this pandemic in u.s and I think they are racist and want to kill all nonwhite people in u.s
Statistically, the African-American community is more susceptible in general.

But last time I checked, the virus doesn’t discriminate between race.

I mean I know you seem to gravitate towards conspiracies, but let’s not be ridiculous now.

This virus does not discriminate.
 

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This is just dangerous arrogance. Hospitals should not be lenient to anyone when it comes to expected procedures that should be followed, regardless of the status of the individual. This reminds me of the time when the now ex UK Prime Minister was scolded in a hospital for not following the appropriate etiquette.

 

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look at this- it's the elbow bump trump promoted(in place of handshakes)-

whats gives Pence the confidence to breathe right into each other's faces like this?



most people woould be hesitant to come into contact with each other now without at least some protective covering

Trump, Pence, Pelosi are immuned, no fear.


that's my pov, but make your own conclusion,

 
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