September 16 2020 1:14pm

Coronavirus: CDC director encourages flu vaccine, continued mask wearing as cold weather approaches

Robert Redfield, Director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), encouraged Americans to get the flu vaccine and continue to wear masks, practice hygiene measures and avoid large crowds as ways to combat the spread of COVID-19, telling lawmakers on Wednesday “these simple actions combined could help this nation avert a very difficult fall, lessening the burden on our health care system and saving lives.”

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