President Biden: Get Vaccinated or Wear a Mask Until You Do
Posted By: Kennedy Williams on May 14, 2021 |
President Biden held a press conference in the Rose Garden and announced yesterday that fully vaccinated people would no longer be required to wear masks or socially distance unless they are in an establishment that deems it mandatory.
"I think it's a great milestone, a great day," Biden said. "It's been made possible by the extraordinary success we've had in vaccinating so many Americans so quickly."
Biden's announcement supported an earlier statement from the CDC stating that people who are fully vaccinated — meaning, two weeks removed from their last shot — no longer need to wear masks or physically distance themselves, indoors or outdoors in most circumstances.
Biden, clearly proud of how far this nation has come during this pandemic, boasted about the most recent stats saying, "To date, we have given out 250 million shots in 114 days, and we’re seeing the results. Cases are down in 49 of the 50 states.
The New York Times has reported that hospitalizations are the lowest they’ve been since April of 2020, over a year ago, right after the start of the pandemic. Deaths are down 80 percent and also at their lowest levels since April of 2020."
Though he celebrated all that this nation has been able to accomplish with the slowing down of the spread of the virus, the President made it clear that we are not yet in the clear and urged those who have yet to get the virus to do so soon. He also made it clear what would happen if they don't:
"The rule is very simple: get vaccinated or wear a mask until you do," Biden said. "The choice is yours. You all made this possible. Now let's finish the work of beating this virus and getting everything back to normal."
Welp, there you have it, folks. Both President Biden and the CDC believe that the U.S. has reached a point where fully vaccinated don't need masks and if you decide to take the vaccine, you'll be wearing a mask... well... forever.
What are your thoughts on this decision? Do you feel safe going into the world with a mask? Is it too soon? Have you gotten vaccinated yet? Let us know in the comments!
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