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Pence comes under fire for going maskless at Mayo Clinic

By STEVE KARNOWSKI and KEVIN FREKING Associated Press

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Vice President Mike Pence chose not to wear a face mask while touring the Mayo Clinic in Minnesota.

It's an apparent violation of the world-renowned medical center's policy requiring them.

Video feeds show he didn't wear a mask when he met with a Mayo employee who has recovered from COVID-19.

He was also maskless when he visited a coronavirus testing lab. And Pence was the only participant not to wear a mask during a roundtable discussion.

Food and Drug Administration chief Stephen Hahn was among those wearing masks.

Pence explained his decision by stressing that he has been frequently tested for the virus.

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GeQur 31 days ago
The clinic did notify his office, but apparently it was disregarded. It was not right to pay a visit, supposedly showing support and declare that he had been tested several times. That simply does not matter because the complexities of the virus are still unknown and he put all those people at risk in a facility that is forever disinfecting. In addition, he is in what experts claim is a"vulnerable age group". The only people that benefited from such such a display is his base, those protestors that have occupied our streets on several occasions doing the same thing.
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