Joe Biden has delivered an ultimatum in regards to mask-wearing and the vaccine. In a tweet, the President wrote that Americans can either get the vaccine or continue to wear their masks. This most likely goes for both indoors and outdoors. The off-putting tweet comes on the heels of the CDC announcing that vaccinated people do not need to wear masks at all anymore. Even indoors. This is good news for millions of vaccinated people who are now free to move around with more freedom. Unfortunately, some political people are now using this as a “carrot” to dangle in front of Americans to push for “full” vaccination.
People from the “medical community” appear torn on the issues as they make their rounds on television network shows. Many of them say that the CDC’s recommendation is too abrupt and not very well thought out. One person, Dr. Leana Wen, says that it would be impossible to know if everyone is vaccinated in a place so it’s irresponsible to say that vaccinated people don’t need to wear masks. This is, of course, mixed messaging. If vaccinated people don’t need to wear masks, then it is because they are not at risk of catching or spreading the virus. So why would it matter what everyone else is doing? Mixed messaging like this is also causing regular people to struggle with the new CDC guidelines.
Regular people have said that despite the new CDC recommendation, they will continue to wear masks. Talk show host Bill Maher is fully vaccinated and still caught the virus, although asymptomatic. Eight players from the New York Yankees have also caught the virus despite full vaccination. Videos have popped up online of confrontations happening between vaccinated unmasked people and vaccinated people with masks. The campaign of fear that the mainstream media embarked upon to hammer home the idea of masks being an end-all, be-all tool did quite a number on the American population. So much so that they may refuse to believe the very same Government that told them to wear masks in the first place.
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