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Biden believes that a mask mode in the United States "will save 40 thousand lives"

The candidate in US presidents from Democratic party Joe Biden on Thursday called for the introduction of nationwide compulsory wearing masks to protect from the spread of COVID-19.

"Let's set the compulsory wearing masks across the country right now and will save lives. According to estimates, we will save 40 thousand lives in the next three months after it is made," said Biden.

In his speech he referred to the calculations Columbia University, according to which "if a few months the President acted faster, at least for a week, it would have saved about 30 thousand lives, and two week – 51-56 thousand." "I hope we have learned lessons, I hope the President has learned," added Biden.

The politician said that there is "convincing evidence" that the wearing of the mask is infected with a person whose including no symptoms, greatly reduces the likelihood of infecting others as the result of sneezing, coughing, singing or talking with them.

According to the Johns Hopkins University, the number of confirmed cases of infection with coronavirus in the United States exceeded 5.2 million, died more than 166 thousand people.

Recent data on the situation of COVID-19 in Russia and the world presented on the portal stopmanager.of the Russian Federation.