Dr. Vin Gupta argued face coverings should be mandatory during the coronavirus pandemic.
The NBC News and MSNBC contributor and affiliate assistant professor with the University of Washington made his case on Monday while comparing breathing in the air of someone not wearing a mask to breathing in secondhand smoke and demanded that the government step in to enforce a mask policy.
"We should make masks mandatory in public. Just like we ban indoor smoking because, you know what? You shouldn’t have to breathe somebody else’s secondhand smoke. I shouldn’t have to breathe exhaled COVID-19 in somebody’s breath. Nobody should," Gupta said on MSNBC.