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Mike Pence has decided to put on a mask

Vice President Mike Pence has decided to comply with the CDC's recommendations for stopping coronavirus spread.

Pence visited a factory in Indiana producing ventilators on Thursday and, following medical experts' recommendations, put on a mask in preparation for coming face to face with some machinery and the people making it. That shouldn't be noteworthy given that the entire country has been advised to wear masks when around other people, but Pence flouted that guidance when visiting actual COVID-19 patients earlier this week.

On Tuesday, Pence stopped by the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, and was photographed without a mask while shaking hands with doctors and researchers working to beat the coronavirus. Pence later said he skipped the mask because he's constantly tested for COVID-19 and also wanted to "look [health care workers] in the eye and say thank you."