Newsmax White House correspondent Emerald Robinson and White House press secretary Jen Psaki feuded on Friday over people wearing cloth masks amid the surge in coronavirus cases.
During the White House press briefing, Robinson mentioned Education Secretary Miguel Cardona’s response on Thursday to Republican Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis’s executive order prohibiting mask mandates in schools, saying, as Robinson put it, “We know what works.”
Robinson then cited former Biden COVID-19 adviser Michael Osterholm, who said on CNN on Monday, “We know today that many of the face cloth coverings that people wear are not very effective in reducing any of the virus movement in or out.”
“We need to talk about better masking,” he continued. “We need to talk about N-95