Debate Moderator and Fox Anchor Chris Wallace had some stern advice for his viewers: “Wear the damn mask.”
Appearing Friday on Fox & Friends, Wallace said to “follow the science.” If I could say one thing to all of the people out there watching: forget the politics. This is a public safety health issue,” he said.
Wallace this week was only 12 feet away from President Trump where he was the moderator for the presidential debate for the president and former Vice President Joe Biden. His advice comes hours after President Trump and First Lady Melania tested positive for COVID-19.
The White House said Friday afternoon that the president who has mild COVID-19 symptoms will be hospitalized at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center and will remain there for several days.
Trump’s physician in a memo said that he “remains fatigued but in good spirits.”
Other world leaders who have tested positive for COVID-19 are U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson and Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro of Brazil. The wife of Canada’s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau also had the coronavirus.
In the Caribbean, a few public figures and senior officials have also tested positive for COVID-19.
In Jamaica, Political Ombudsman Donna Parchment Brown, People’s National Party General Secretary Julian Robinson, Mayor of Mandeville Donovan Mitchell and Port Maria Mayor Richard Creary have all tested positive for the coronavirus in August.
In the Bahamas, two senior officials of the main opposition party, Progressive Liberal Party, including its leader, Philip Brave Davis, have tested positive for COVID-19 a few weeks ago.
Barbados’ Ambassador to the United Nation, Liz Thompson, tested positive in May.
In Puerto Rico, several high ranking politicians contracted the virus. Representative Jenniffer González-Colón, Puerto Rico’s nonvoting member of Congress tested positive a week after Puerto Rico’s August 16th primary.
Former Caroni East MP Dr Tim Gopeesingh of Trinidad & Tobago tested positive. Other public figures and senior officials around the Caribbean region have also confirmed positive test results for COVID-19.
The coronavirus disease does not discriminate and can affect anyone. Health measures around the world have been consistent in promoting face covering, hand sanitizing and social distancing to reduce the spread of the coronavirus disease.