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U.S. Rep. Louie Gohmert, a mask skeptic, tests positive for coronavirus

Gohmert, 66, said in a televised interview that he wonders if he may have caught the virus from wearing his mask. Medical experts, however, overwhelmingly recommend masks as a means of preventing the virus.

U.S. Rep. Louie Gohmert, R-Texas, during a House Judiciary Committee in Washington, D.C. in 2019.
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