President Donald Trump disputed testimony from CDC Director Robert Redfield to Congress on Wednesday, saying that he was mistaken about the effectiveness of masks and the timing of the coronavirus vaccine.
Redfield testified that wearing a mask was probably more effective at preventing coronavirus than even a vaccine.
“I might even go so far as to say that this face mask is more guaranteed to protect me against COVID than when I take a COVID vaccine,” Redfield said during testimony to the Senate on Wednesday.
Trump dismissed the idea.
“Number one, it’s not more effective than a vaccine,” he said, noting that he called Redfield to discuss his testimony on Capitol Hill.
“I believe if you asked him, he would probably say he didn’t understand the question,” Trump continued.
The second dispute Trump had was Redfield’s testimony was that the vaccine would not be widely available to the general public until