One of four Americans believe it is safe for them to personally go out in public without wearing a mask, an Economist/YouGov survey released this week showed.
Respondents were asked, “When do you think it will be safe for YOU to go out in public without a mask on?”
Twenty-six percent, said it is “safe right now.” Another six percent said it will be safe by spring of 2021, 13 percent said summer of 2021, and 16 percent said the end of 2021. Nineteen percent said 2022 or later, and another nineteen percent said they were not sure.
The survey also asked respondents how often they have worn a mask in the last seven days when outside of their home. A plurality, 49 percent, said “always,” followed by 21 percent who said “most of the time,” 19 percent who said “some of the time,” and 12 percent who said “never.”
Additionally, the survey asked respondents to rate the safeness of certain activities for vaccinated people. While the majority believe it is either “completely” or “somewhat” safe for vaccinated individuals to socialize outdoors without wearing a mask or socialize indoors with other vaccinated people without a mask, just 40 percent believe it is “completely” or “somewhat” safe for fully vaccinated people to socialize indoors with unvaccinated people without a face covering. Forty-nine percent believe it is “completely” or “somewhat” unsafe.
Notably, 49 percent believe it is “somewhat” or “completely” unsafe for unvaccinated people to even socialize outdoors without a mask, and 63 percent believe it is unsafe for unvaccinated individuals to socialize indoors with other unvaccinated people without wearing a mask.
The survey, taken May 1-4, among 1,500 U.S. adults has a margin of error of +/- 2.6 percent.
U.S. health officials have refused to say when U.S. health agencies will no longer recommend Americans to wear masks in public. In February, Dr. Anthony Fauci suggested masks could continue to be around into 2022.
“You know, I think that’s possible that’s the case. It depends on what you mean by normality,” he said in response to a question on if Americans will still be wearing masks into the new year.
Yep, that’s right… Without wearing a mask, His Fraudulency Joe Biden got all physically cozy with 93-year-old Rosalyn Carter.
Yep, that’s right… Without wearing a mask, the Reverend-Doctor Jill Biden got all physically cozy with 96-year-old Jimmy Carter, a two-time cancer survivor.
And then — get this — after they left the Carter home, His Fraudulency and the Reverend-Doctor performed mask theater, they WORE THEIR MASKS OUTSIDE for the television cameras. See below:
Former First Lady Rosalynn Carter (L) walks U.S. President Joe Biden and U.S. first lady Dr. Jill Biden out after they after visited former U.S. President Jimmy Carter, April 29, 2021, in Plains, Georgia. (BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP via Getty Images)
So, if I’m understanding all this, these are Joe Biden’s totally arbitrary and anti-science masking rules…
When you’re fully vaccinated (and the Bidens are), you need to wear a mask outdoors, even if you’re by yourself, even if you’re with your spouse, who is also fully vaccinated. You also need to continue to wear a mask indoors when fully vaccinated. As you will see below, Biden believes this is “your patriotic duty for God’s sake.”
But when you’re indoors with two very frail people in their nineties, you can rip the mask off and hug it up!
Now, CDC guidelines say it’s okay for the fully vaccinated to be together indoors without a mask and without social distancing. The Carters are fully vaccinated, which means the hideous Bidens did not violate CDC rules.
But the hideous Bidens don’t care about CDC rules. The hideous Bidens want us all wearing masks even after we’re vaccinated and whether we’re inside or outside. That’s why they wear their masks outside, to emotionally blackmail us with their virtueless, anti-science virtue signaling
Here’s Joe saying exactly that on the far-left Today Show just last week after being asked why, after he’s been vaccinated, he continues to wear a mask outdoors and indoors: “[I]t’s a small precaution to take that has a profound impact. It’s a patriotic responsibility for God’s sake.”
Here’s the full transcript:
NBC’s Craig Melvin: CDC guidance this week about outdoor mask wearing. A lot of folks excited that they can now shed these masks if they’ve been double vaccinated. Are you going to be one of these folks now? We no longer going to see the President of the United States outside with a mask on?
His Fraudulency Joe Biden: Sure, sure. I mean, but what I’m going to do though, because the likelihood of my being able to be outside and people not come up to me is not very, very high. So it’s like, look, you and I took our masks off when I came in because look at the distance we are. But if we were in fact sitting there talking to one another close, I’d have my mask on and I’d make you to have a mask, even though we both been vaccinated. And so it’s a small precaution to take that has a profound impact. It’s a patriotic responsibility for God’s sake. It’s making sure that your wife, your children, if in fact they haven’t been vaccinated, making sure that they’re not going to get sick.
It’s a patriotic duty for God’s sake!
And why is it a PATRIOTIC DUTY for a fully vaccinated person to continue to wear a mask in and out of doors??? Because it’s a “small precaution to take that has a profound impact.”
A profound impact!!!!!
Joe Biden on mask mandate orders: “It’s about patriotism. It’s about being patriotic. It’s about saving lives, for real. I’m— this is not hyperbole. It’s about being patriotic.” https://t.co/Slpqqn7UmM
So what anti-vaxxer Slow Joe is saying is that even after you’ve been vaccinated, nothing changes, the risk is still too great to do something as reckless as wearing a mask outdoors. But…
Boy, oh, boy, but will you look at that picture…
Just look at it…
As we all know, there’s nothing riskier in this pandemic than being around the frail and elderly, and while I mean no disrespect towards the former president and his wife (God bless them both), they define elderly and frail…
Nonetheless, here’s His Fraudulency and the Reverend-Doctor proving everything they say about masks is total bullshit, proving they know it’s safe to not wear a mask after you’ve been vaccinated, and proving it with their actions, proving it by “exposing” not just the elderly and frail, but a former American president and first lady…
And then, right after hugging it up maskless with the Carters, both of these godless frauds put theirs masks back on outside for the television cameras. Yep, they strapped that emotional blackmail to their smug faces and strutted around like that makes them Super Patriots superior to the rest of us slobs.
If he’s awake yet, His Fraudulency must be furious at the Carters for releasing a photograph that exposes every word of his mask talk as a hypocritical lie.
Let me tell you what that picture proves… It proves what Biden really believes… If everyone is vaccinated, it’s safe to remove your mask and hug even those who are the most vulnerable to the China Virus.
And if that’s the case, if the vaccine allows us to engage in the riskiest behavior there is, Biden wearing his pompous mask while outdoors is nothing less than a propaganda symbol of his fascist desire to keep us down, to keep us and our children in these oppressive masks forever, and that speaks volumes about his monstrous lack of character.
Muriel Bowser, mayor of Washington, DC, announced at a press conference Monday that dancing at weddings — both indoor and outdoor celebrations — is now banned as part of the capital city’s strategy to reduce coronavirus transmission.
Bowser, whose Twitter profile depicts her wearing a mask, said, “Standing and dancing at receptions are not allowed.”
She issued an order last week extending the district’s prohibition against indoor public gatherings of more than 10 people and outdoor public gatherings of more than 50. Mask-wearing is mandated in both scenarios. The mayor’s order includes the following decree:
Multi-purpose facilities and venues may host events such as weddings and special non-recurring events provided that there may be no more than twenty-five percent (25%) of capacity in any room or up to two hundred fifty (250) persons, not including facility staff, whichever is fewer.
Attendees and guests must remain seated and socially distanced from each other or other household groups. If these events include dining, facilities and venues shall adhere to the rules established for restaurants and licensed food establishments. Standing and dancing at receptions are not allowed.
WUSA, a CBS affiliate based in D.C., reported, “The dancing ban goes into effect May 1 and applies to both indoor and outdoor receptions. Some couples are rushing to relocate their celebrations to Maryland or Virginia venues where restrictions are looser.”
When asked about wearing a mask despite being fully vaccinated, President Joe Biden said “it’s a small precaution to take that has a profound impact. It’s a patriotic responsibility, for God sake.”
NBC host Craig Melvin said many people are looking forward to shedding their masks after being double vaccinated, and asked Biden if he will be one of them.
“Are you going to be one of these folks now? Are we no longer going to see the president of the United States outside with a mask on” he asked.
Biden said when he is outside people frequently come up to him, so he’ll keep the mask on.
“So look,” Biden continued, “you and I took our masks off when I came in, because look at the distance we are, but if we were in fact sitting there talking to one another close, I’d have my mask on and I’d imagine you’d have your mask on even though we’ve both been vaccinated.”
Biden says he is doing it for other people that the vaccinated person may come in contact with.
“It’s making sure your wife, your children, you’re, if in fact they haven’t been vaccinated, making sure that they’re not going to get sick,” Biden said.
Stop and think about what a sick perversion that statement is. Imagine if Joe Biden had written the preamble to our Constitution.
“The government of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defence, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.”
It’s all about “the government.”
That really is where the guy is coming from. In his eyes, the federal government is “we the people” and you stupid suckers out there need to just shut up and pay your taxes. He will spend your money for you.
That’s how this guy comes up with a long, insufferable speech all about government power and nothing about individual freedom. Never once did he utter the word “individual.” Mr. Biden used the word “freedom” just once.
Yet he said “government” four times and mentioned vaccines 16 times. Naturally, he went hog wild on taxes, using the word 20 times.
For Joe Biden, it’s not all just about forced masks and vaccinations. It’s more about taxes than it is anything else. But there has to be raw power behind all the threats in order to take your taxes. That is why Mr. Biden declared war on America on Wednesday night.
We must, he said, “suppress future threats to the homeland.”
In the last 20 years of wars that Mr. Biden has jubilantly supported, “terrorism has metastasized,” he said. “The threat has evolved way beyond Afghanistan.”
“The most lethal terrorist threat to the homeland today?” he opined. “White supremacy’s terrorism,” he declared.
Maybe that’s why Mr. Biden wants to pull troops out of Afghanistan. He wants to redeploy them here at home for his newest global war on terror.
• Charles Hurt is opinion editor of The Washington Times.
In an interview that aired Friday on NBC’s “Today,” President Joe Biden discussed his reasoning for wearing a mask despite being fully vaccinated.
Biden told NBC’s Craig Melvin that still wearing a mask is “a small precaution to take that has a profound impact.” He advised taking that precaution is “patriotic responsibility, for God’s sake.”
“A lot of folks excited that they can now shed these masks if they’ve been double vaccinated. Are you going to be one of these folks now? Are we no longer going to see the President of the United States outside with the mask on?” Melvin asked.
“Sure, sure,” Biden said. “I mean, but what I’m going to do, though, because the likelihood of my being able to do outside and people not come up to me is not … very high. So it’s like, look, you and I took our masks off when I came in because look at the distance we are. But if we were, in fact, sitting there talking to one another close, I’d have my mask on, and I bet you’d have a mask on, even though we’ve both been vaccinated.”
“And so, it’s a small precaution to take that has a profound impact. It’s a patriotic responsibility, for God’s sake. It’s making sure that your wife, your children, if, in fact, they haven’t been vaccinated, making sure that they’re not going to get sick,” he concluded.
Rep. Nicole Malliotakis (R-NY) told Breitbart News on Thursday that she asked President Joe Biden to visit the U.S.-Mexico border and support Customs and Border Protection agents after the president’s first address to a joint session of Congress on Wednesday night.
“[Biden] has to see what I saw when I was there a couple of weeks ago,” she continued. “He needs to speak with Customs and Border Patrol agents, and he needs to support them. He said that they were working on something, and then he really didn’t tell me what they were.”
“[Biden] said that he wanted to to talk to me and at some other point [and told me] to give him my phone number,” Malliotakis recalled. “I gave him my card. So we’ll see if we can have an opportunity to expand on that conversation.”
The status quo of border insecurity is a “humanitarian,” “public health,” and “national security” crisis, the New York representative determined. She said, “The cartels have taken over our border, and the CBP is being overrun. They need the support of the president, and he needs to actually go there and see what’s going on so he could take action to fix it.”
Marlow noted that Biden did not acknowledge the flow of migration across the southern border during his presidential address.
Malliotakis described the theatrical and performative dimensions of rules imposed on lawmakers attending Wednesday’s presidential address in relation to the coronavirus. She said the mostly empty chamber of the House of Representatives, with attending lawmakers wearing masks and distancing themselves from one another while seated, “was really nonsensical.”
“It was odd,” she stated. “It was really nonsensical when you think that we’re in that chamber every day [with] many more people, and we’re freely speaking to each other, sitting next to each other. It didn’t make any sense that we had to sit separately.”
She remarked, “I think it was more to fit a particular narrative than actually have anything to do with the coronavirus. … Most of the members were either vaccinated or had the virus and have the antibodies and were wearing masks.”
According to Malliotakis’s office, the New York congresswoman spoke to Biden and “urged him to go to the border and support our [Customs and Border Protection] agents.”
Weeks ago, Malliotakis said criminal cartels are “making half a billion dollars a month” via human trafficking due to Joe Biden’s directives towards the U.S.-Mexico border and immigration. Neither Biden nor Vice President Kamala Harris have visited the southern border during the administration’s tenure.
She explained how transnational criminal cartels occupy Border Patrol agents with migrants in order to facilitate the smuggling of drugs, firearms, and criminals across the southern border.
“CBP agents told us, ‘Look this is a diversion. [The] 175,000 individuals that are coming over with the support of the cartels and smugglers [are a] diversion.” So CBP is busy dealing with applications for asylum — which, by the way, less than 10 percent are legitimate claims — they’re overseeing the facilities, they are babysitting children, they’re preoccupied.”
She added, “While that’s happening. the cartels are running guns, drugs, they’re committing sex trafficking over the open and porous parts of our border.”
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On Tuesday’s broadcast of MSNBC’s “The ReidOut,” host Joy Reid stated that she wore two masks to jog outside even though she’s fully vaccinated, to which NBC News Medical Analyst Dr. Vin Gupta responded that people shouldn’t be judged for their personal health decisions, but “there’s not been data for many months now that outdoor transmission is a thing,” and “there’s no way you’re going to really get exposed unless maybe you’re at a rave or outdoor concert where you’re really close to people who are not masking.”
Reid said that the relaxed CDC guidelines are proof that vaccinations are working.
She later added, “I am among the fully vaccinated, joined team Pfizer, and I did go jogging today in the park. And I did — this was the mask that I wore with a doctor’s mask under it. And most of the people that I saw that were in the park — the park was packed — I would say like 95% of the people still had masks on.”
Gupta responded, “Nobody should judge anybody else’s personal health decisions. Having said that, I will say that the CDC was well-timed to put this out there. Because there is no data — frankly, there’s not been data for many months now that outdoor transmission is a thing, especially in warm, humid air, where Joy, we know respiratory viruses don’t like warm, humid air. They like cold, dry air. So, you have warmer weather, you have the fact that more people are vaccinated, the wind currents, there’s no way you’re going to really get exposed unless maybe you’re at a rave or outdoor concert where you’re really close to people who are not masking. Outside of that, this is the wise policy.”
Reid then stated that when she’s jogging, she’s in people’s “backdraft” and “if I’m going to run behind a lot of people, I do it.”
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) plans to exclude 1,400 invitees from President Joe Biden’s first address to Congress Wednesday, despite most congressional members being fully vaccinated.
“We went from 1,600 people to 200 people. That is a different dynamic, but it has its own worth,” Pelosi stated to reporters. “It will be its own character, it will be its own wonderful character, no not worried at all.”
Individuals were uninvited due to coronavirus restrictions. But Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) pointed out during former President Donald Trump’s impeachment trial, Democrats “put 100 senators in the same room sitting just inches apart for hours.” Most senators at that time had notreceived both vaccine shots.
“It’s interesting — when it came to coming together to impeach Donald Trump for the second time after he was out of office, they put 100 senators in the same room sitting just inches apart for hours at a time over five or six days,” Rubio said on Fox News’s Fox and Friends Tuesday. “Apparently COVID was not an issue then. But now, of course, for something like this, we can’t have that many people in the room sitting next to each other. So it’s kind of silly season here.”
Rubio continued by saying he will not attend the event. “I will not be attending, and one of the reasons why is the ticket numbers have been really limited; they’re making people sit in the gallery,” Rubio explained.
Meanwhile, twelve additional members have consigned a letter to Pelosi reminding her that “hundreds” of lawmakers were sworn in during coronavirus on the House floor on January third.
“We also want to remind you that on January 3, hundreds of members were on the House Floor for their swearing in, including hundreds of guests in the gallery. If it could be safely done then, it can be safely done now, especially with more members vaccinated than ever before,” they wrote.
However, per Biden’s new mask restrictions, he will walk down the aisle with a mask but will then remove it to speak. Biden is also fully vaccinated.
The White House press secretary told reporters, Biden “will, of course, be wearing a mask” for the walk down the aisle, but “He’ll remove the mask when he delivers his speech.”
Congressional Republicans who have also signaled their absence from traditionally the most important speech a president delivers all year include Sens. Tom Cotton (R-AK), Josh Hawley (R-MO), Reps. Steve Scalise (R-LA), Kat Cammack (R-FL), and Byron Donald (R-FL), according to Fox News.
On Tuesday’s broadcast of MSNBC’s “All In,” White House Chief Medical Adviser Dr. Anthony Fauci stated that the level of infection is high enough that both he and the CDC “would feel very uncomfortable” saying children can go out unmasked and “You want to keep getting those numbers down. That’s why we have children wearing masks when they’re outside until they can get vaccinated.”
Fauci said, “I think it’s the same context that we just discussed about the level in the community. Right now, there’s a level high enough that the CDC would feel very uncomfortable, as do I, about saying, no problem, let the kids go out without masks. Because we can say, and it’s been said and it’s true, that children, when you talk about it statistically, have a much lower chance of getting infected to the point where they would get seriously ill. That’s true. But they could still be part of the dynamics of the spread. So, you don’t want children to get infected. A. Because you don’t want them to get sick, even though it’s a low chance that they will. But you don’t want them to be a part of the spread and the dynamics of the outbreak. You want to keep getting those numbers down. That’s why we have children wearing masks when they’re outside until they can get vaccinated.”