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“Masks do not and will not make COVID go away”

Senator Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) sent a reminder to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on Tuesday, noting that masking is not the key to making the Chinese coronavirus disappear – a reminder that comes as some states and localities reinstate the mask mandates almost two years after the start of the pandemic.

“Expensive @CDCDirector, The masks did not and will not make COVID go away, ”the Republican of Tennessee said on Tuesday:

Public health officials have continued to urge everyone, regardless of vaccination status, to wear masks to stop the spread of the virus, despite the vaccines originally being offered as a way to revert to a pre-pandemic normalcy without a mask.

“We ask everyone to take these four steps: get vaccinated and boosted if you are eligible, wear a mask, stay home when you are sick, and get tested if you have symptoms or seek greater insurance. additional. before you meet with others, ”pleaded CDC director Rochelle Walensky at the White House COVID-19 response team press conference last week.

Dr Anthony Fauci repeated this sentiment, telling Americans that they cannot become “complacent” just because of the decrease in severity of omicron.

“So don’t take this as a signal that we can back away from the recommendations you just heard from Dr. Walensky on the need for vaccination, booster, mask wear and all the other recommendations from the CDC,” did he declare. .

Current CDC guidelines require every unvaccinated person two years of age or older to wear a mask in indoor public places, but it also urges those vaccinated to “consider wearing a mask in crowded outdoor places and for activities with close contact with others who are not fully vaccinated ”if they are in areas with high coronavirus numbers.

Dr Rochelle Walensky, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and Dr Anthony Fauci, chief medical adviser to the White House and director of the NIAID, arrive for a Senate hearing to examine the federal response to Covid-19 and the new variants emerging on January 11, 2022 at Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. (SHAWN THEW / POOL / AFP via Getty Images)

“If you are fully vaccinated, to maximize protection and avoid possibly spreading COVID-19 to others, wear a mask indoors in public if you are in an area of ​​high or high transmission,” adds the CDC.

The calls are coming despite the blue, warrant-heavy areas that see some of the highest coronavirus numbers in the country, regardless of mask warrants.

Notably, President Biden had initially only proposed 100 days of masking, which he said “would make a difference.”

“It’s not a political statement; it’s a patriotic act, ”he said at the time.

Yet America is well beyond the 100-day period of Biden’s hiding plan, and there is still no end in sight. All the while, despite masking rules – including on planes – the United States is expected to surpass the record number of coronavirus hospitalizations this week.

“Masks do not and will not make COVID go away”

Dr. Rochelle Walensky answers questions during the Senate hearing. (GREG NASH / POOL / AFP via Getty Images)

“220,000 Americans dead. If you don’t hear anything else from what I’m saying tonight, listen to this, ”Biden said during a presidential debate with former President Trump in October 2021.

“Whoever is responsible for not having taken control – in fact, doesn’t say, I take no responsibility, initially – whoever is responsible for so many deaths should not remain President of the United States of America,” he added.

It doesn’t appear that Biden thinks he should resign himself from his post, despite the number now exceeding 800,000.


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