Melania Trump is urging her followers on social media to wear a mask as the coronavirus pandemic continues. The First Lady took to Twitter on Tuesday to share a new message.
She wrote: “Even in the summer months, please remember to wear face coverings & practice social distancing. The more precaution we take now can mean a healthier & safer country in the Fall.”
The photo shows Melania looking at the camera while wearing a white mask and a white button up shirt.
Melania’s post garnered a mixed response after sharing it on social media. Some users pointed out that her husband, President Donald Trump, did not wear a mask at recent public events. Despite their thoughts on the President, others thanked Melania for sharing the message.
In contrast, some users responded by saying they thought people should not wear masks. “No, masks actually diminish our health and immunity,” one person wrote. “Please do not spread the fear and misinformation…Ordinarily I completely agree with you but not on this issue. This is just social engineering – read the many credible not politically swayed medical reports.”
Furthermore, another user felt that wearing a mask infringed upon an American citizen’s freedoms. “If a person is contagious, the state could require him 2 be quarantined or wear a mask, but cannot interfere w/ a person’s freedom of movement or freedom 2 not wear a mask, so the govt’s authority is limited no matter how aggressive the pandemic,” the user wrote.
While many have differing opinions on wearing masks, current CDC guidelines recommend people wear them. According to the CDC website, it “recommends that people wear cloth face coverings in public settings and when around people who don’t live in your household, especially when other social distancing measures are difficult to maintain.”