Just 100 days to mask, not forever. One hundred days. And I think we'll see a significant reduction. — Joe Biden
Just 100 days to mask, not forever. One hundred days. And I think we'll see a significant reduction. — Joe Biden
Biden says he will ask Americans to wear masks for the first 100 days he's in office
"Just 100 days to mask, not forever. One hundred days. And I think we'll see a significant reduction," Biden said for the first time in the interview with Tapper.

... The coronavirus pandemic has dominated Biden's transition, and the former vice president acknowledged that it will do the same during his first year in office, telling CNN that he has asked Dr. Anthony Fauci, a member of Trump's coronavirus task force, to be a chief medical adviser and part of his Covid-19 response team when his administration begins next month.

... Biden said that where he has authority, like in federal buildings or in interstate transportation on airplanes and buses, he will issue a standing order that masks must be worn. The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says masks can help protect both the people wearing them and those around them from transmitting the virus.

... Biden described his coronavirus plans as a balance between ensuring that Americans believe the vaccine is safe and instituting a number of plans that will curb the spread of the virus without shutting down the economy. Biden will take office amid the most extreme domestic circumstances of any president since Franklin Roosevelt during the Great Depression, with sickness and death rampant, and millions of Americans unemployed, hungry or at risk of losing their homes. One American is now dying from Covid-19 every 30 seconds.