Although the latest University of Wyoming poll shows Wyomingites have become more and more comfortable with wearing a mask in public, there are still those in the state who object to it like the protestors at the State Capitol on Thursday.
Put U.S. Senator John Barrasso, who is also a physician, in the former camp. The senator continues to be a strong advocate of wearing a mask to help reduce the spread of the coronavirus and said so on CNN Wednesday afternoon.
“I think masks do help reduce the spread,” Barrasso said. “I have my mask right here. I just took it off in front of the camera for the interview.”
“We know how important wearing a mask is. We need to do all we can to lower of the risk of spread,” he said.
The senator said there has been “huge progress” made in the fight against the coronavirus, noting that the U.S. is now conducting 800-thousand tests per day and that the number of new cases and the death rate are both down.
“All of these things are in the right way because we are wearing masks, keeping social distance, as well as washing and proper hygiene,” he said.