Results for - Washington Post: WH nixed plan to distribute 650 million face masks through USPS

3,064 voters participated in this survey

The United States Postal Service had planned to distribute 650 million face coverings for the Trump administration in April to help curb the spread of the coronavirus, according to newly obtained internal documents reviewed by CNN.But those plans were scrapped by the White House because it didn't want to spark "concern or panic" among Americans, senior administration officials told The Washington Post.

Do you think the government should have sent masks to each household in the US/Canada in April?

1. Do you think the government should have sent masks to each household in the US/Canada in April?

Yes
62%
1,871 votes
No
21%
624 votes
Undecided
17%
505 votes

2. Do you think it would have caused panic?

Yes
18%
528 votes
No
61%
1,821 votes
Undecided
22%
651 votes

3. Do you think that is a reasonable excuse to not send masks to households?

Yes
20%
586 votes
No
60%
1,792 votes
Undecided
21%
622 votes

4. The scrapped plan provides a fresh look at how the White House was racing to fight the pandemic as it took hold in the US, and it adds to a growing list of steps the administration didn't take earlier this year that may have helped slow the rapidly spreading virus. Do you think the White House did a poor job at handling coronavius?

Yes
58%
1,750 votes
No
23%
695 votes
Undecided
19%
555 votes
09/21/2020 News 3064 167 By: Tellwut

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By: Tellwut