(PresidentialWire.com)- President Joe Biden worded a statement about new federal guidelines on masks this week so badly that it ended up sounding like a threat…and a lot of people probably assume it is.
The president lauded the updated federal guidance for people who have received both doses of the COVID-19 vaccination on Thursday, explaining how they now qualify to stop wearing masks while indoors and outdoors, and no longer need to socially distance whether in large or small gatherings.
It’s a huge milestone in this pandemic, but it’s also another indication that society is being divided into two – those who want to take the experimental vaccine, and those who don’t want to take it.
Dr. Rochelle Walesnky, the director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, announced the new guidelines during a briefing at the White House on Thursday.
“The CDC is saying, they have concluded, that fully vaccinated people are at a very, very low risk of getting COVID-19,” President Biden added during the press conference. “Therefore if you are fully vaccinated, you no longer need to wear a mask.”
Isn’t that what Republicans have been saying for months, only for the president to continue wearing his mask indoors, outdoors, and even during video calls?
Image of Biden as only world leader wearing a mask during virtual climate summit is via Ruptly video feed of Putin’s speech.
Other world leaders wore masks at different times of the summit
— Charlie Spiering (@charliespiering) April 23, 2021
President Biden then added, “get vaccinated or wear a mask until you do.”
Either that comment was badly worded, or President Joe Biden really thinks you should be required to wear a mask until you decide to take the vaccine. And at this point, we’re using the word “decide” loosely – it’s hard to make a decision when you’re being pushed by the government to do it and threatened if you don’t.
“As great as this announcement is today, we don’t want to let up. We all know how tough this virus has been,” Biden continued. “The safest thing for the country is for everyone to get vaccinated.”
So if enough of the country gets vaccinated or recovers from COVID-19 naturally, do those who didn’t take the vaccine…still need to wear masks?