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.