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President Trump told CBS' "Face the Nation" in an interview taped ahead of Sunday's Super Bowl that he "would have a hard time" if his 12-year-old son, Barron, decided to play football, which he called a "dangerous sport."

Details: Trump said that while he wouldn't steer Barron, a noted soccer fan, away from football if he wanted to play, he doesn't "like the reports that I see coming out having to do" with the sport. President Obama, the father of two daughters, told the New Republic in a 2013 interview that if he had a hypothetical son, "I'd have to think long and hard before I let him play football" due to the risk of head injuries.

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President Trump has not attended a White House coronavirus task force meeting in “several months,” NIAID director Anthony Fauci told MSNBC on Friday.

Why it matters: At the beginning of the pandemic, the task force, led by Vice President Mike Pence, met every day, but in the "last several weeks," members have held virtual meetings once a week, Fauci said, even as the number of new cases continues to surge in the country.

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Nearly 130,000 fewer people will die of COVID-19 this winter if 95% of Americans wear face masks in public, according to research published Friday.

Why it matters: “Increasing mask use is one of the best strategies that we have right now to delay the imposition of social distancing mandates," Dr. Christopher Murray of the University of Washington told the N.Y. Times.

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