Internet gobsmacked by Pence's announcement the White House may recommend doctors reuse cloth gowns
Vice President Mike Pence (screengrab)

On Thursday, Vice President Mike Pence suggested at the day's coronavirus task force briefing that within a day, the White House may be issuing new guidelines allowing doctors to wear "cloth gowns" that can be washed and reused, as a means of cutting back on the cost of medical equipment.


Commenters on social media were stunned at this announcement — and didn't trust the advice at all.