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Rep. Eric Swalwell Thinks There Should Be a Nationwide Mask Mandate



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Eric Swalwell, Democratic California Congressman, said that he agrees that a nationwide mask mandate should exist during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Swalwell appeared in an interview on “Cavuto LIVE” with host Neil Cavuto, where he noted that case and hospitalization rates in his home state are increasing.

“Well, you know, we are seeing about a 56 percent increase in hospitalizations in California. In my area, about 200 cases each day in Alameda County – one of the largest counties in Northern California,” he said. “And, it's not that we're increasing the testing. Of course, we're increasing the testing…The rate of people testing positive is going up, and that's what's most concerning.”

According to Swalwell, while there is an increase in infections of the youth, the risk is “much higher” when “you put young people with their parents or grandparents over a holiday weekend.”

“The most important [thing] is to follow the science. And, [in] the calls I've been on with the governor [he says that] he's going to let the science dictate this,” Swalwell explained. He also said, “And, you saw a number of counties open up in California for in-room dining, for bars, for hair salons and nail salons, and then have had to roll it back. And so, we really are evolving, Neil.”

Swalwell said that if we wear a mask and “keep investing in the testing, tracing, and treatment,” then we “can come out of this.”

“I think we should have a nationwide mask mandate. I don't think anyone believes we should have mask, you know, police. But, I don't think you should be allowed in any public place without wearing a mask. You're not doing it for protecting yourself. You're protecting others. And, that's what, you know, being courageous is. That's what being caring and kind is. [It’s] worrying about protecting others,” Swalwell said.

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