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Biden administration debates return to masking

They want to get people vaccinated. But of course, if people have to mask up anyway, there’s less incentive to get vaccinated.

According to the Washington Post:

“Top White House aides and Biden administration officials are debating whether they should urge vaccinated Americans to wear masks in more settings as the delta variant causes spikes in coronavirus infections across the country, according to six people familiar with the discussions.

“The talks are in a preliminary phase and their result could be as simple as new messaging from top White House officials. But some of the talks include officials at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention who are separately examining whether to update their masking guidance, according to a Biden administration aide and a federal health official.

“Officials cautioned that any new formal guidance would have to come from the CDC, and they maintained that the White House has taken a hands-off approach with the agency to ensure they are not interfering with the work of scientists. But the high-level discussions reflect rising concerns across the administration about the threat of the delta variant and a renewed focus on what measures may need to be reintroduced to slow its spread.

“One idea batted around by some officials would be to ask all Americans to wear masks when vaccinated and unvaccinated people mix at public places or indoors, such as at malls or movie theaters, according to two people familiar with the conversations.

“So far, leaders in the White House have been hesitant about any policies that would explicitly require Americans to show proof of their vaccination status, according to a person familiar with those talks. Depending on where discussions lead, that decision could ultimately fall to business owners who want to offer mask-free environments.”

3 thoughts on “Biden administration debates return to masking”

  1. FROM YALE MEDICINE THIS WEEK, direct with no editing.
    Inci Yildirim, MD, PhD, a Yale Medicine pediatric infectious diseases specialist and a vaccinologist, isn’t surprised by what’s happening. “All viruses evolve over time and undergo changes as they spread and replicate,” she says.

    But one thing that is unique about Delta is how quickly it is spreading, says F. Perry Wilson, MD, a Yale Medicine epidemiologist. Around the world, he says, “Delta will certainly accelerate the pandemic.”

    From what we know so far, people who are fully vaccinated against the coronavirus appear to have protection against Delta, but anyone who is unvaccinated and not practicing preventive strategies is at risk for infection by the new variant, the doctors say.

    HARV: I am no doctor, no scientist, and I believe in the vax. But this message is simple. Vaccinated people are likely to not die or be hospitalized by Delta.

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  2. Masks didn’t work the first time, why would they suddenly work now? We see thousands of unvetted, criminal and possibly infected illegals allowed to cross our borders. They’re aided by this administration helping them to disappear after they’ve gotten assistance from our military. Now we see repeated stories of people who were vaccinated, getting a positive diagnosis. You cannot trust anything Fauci or Biden say, as we aren’t allowed to see the honest statistics, thanks to media and big tech. Didn’t trust them then, and I’m not going to now.

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