Among first acts, Biden to call for 100 days of mask-wearing

WASHINGTON (AP) — Joe Biden said on Thursday that he will ask Americans to commit to 100 days of wearing masks as one of his first acts as President, stopping just short of the nationwide mandate he’s pushed before to stop the spread of the coronavirus.

The move marks a notable shift from President Donald Trump, whose own scepticism of mask-wearing has contributed to a politicisation of the issue. That’s made many people reticent to embrace a practice that public health experts said is one of the easiest ways to manage the pandemic, which has killed more than 275,000 Americans.

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