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Fauci acknowledges it's 'frustrating' to see Trump hold in-person rallies without mask mandates

Dr. Anthony Fauci wants Americans to get even more comfortable with masks.

The country's top coronavirus expert talked to CBS News' Gayle King on Wednesday, and she asked Fauci if it's "frustrating" to see Trump "hold these massive rallies where people are not wearing masks, including the president himself." "Yes, it is," Fauci answered. "We want to set an example" because public health measures — wearing masks, holding events outdoors, physical distance, avoiding crowds — "turn around surges and prevent us from getting surges" in COVID-19 cases, Fauci continued. "I certainly would like to see a universal wearing of masks," he added.

Fauci's comments came after Trump's Tuesday rally in North Carolina, where a lot of attendees were pictured without masks on. Kathryn Krawczyk

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