WATCH: CNN’s Leana Wen Calls Cloth Masks ‘Little More Than Facial Decorations’

CNN Medical Analyst Dr. Leana Wen confused millions of viewers on the cable news network Monday when she declared cloth face-masks “little more than facial decorations” as the COVID pandemic surges.

“I do not think that Mayor De Blasio should cancel NYC’s New Year celebration. This is outdoors & requires vaccination. Yes, omicron is surging, but we need to continue activities that are of high-value while adding precautions that reduce risk,” said Wen.

“Don’t wear a cloth mask. Cloth masks are little more than facial decorations. There’s no place for them in light of Omicron,” she added.

Watch Wen’s comments above.