Among other things, the 2020 presidential election is going to be a referendum on wearing masks everywhere you go.
Some people apparently like the masks? That’s a thing?
President Donald Trump rejected his rival Joe Biden’s call for a nationwide face-mask mandate, saying he trusted elected governors to make science-based decisions about the Covid-19 pandemic that best fit their states.
Biden’s approach is “regressive, anti-scientific and very defeatist,” Trump said on Thursday during a White House press briefing, accusing the Democrat presidential candidate of hiding in his Delaware basement and wanting the same fate inflicted on all Americans.
The Trump administration is strongly recommending people to wear face masks when social distancing is not practical, but “Americans must have their freedoms,” Trump added.
Biden called for all governors to mandate the wearing of masks and for “every single American” to wear a mask “for the next three months at a minimum,” during his own press event on Thursday.
Earlier in the day, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Director Robert Redfield told WebMD that Americans needed to comply with his agency’s instructions, or face “the worst fall, from a public health perspective, we’ve ever had.”
Neglecting to wear a mask, social distance, wash hands and “be smart about crowds” will cause a ‘second wave’ of Covid-19, combined with the flu season and colder weather keeping people indoors, Redfield warned.
Aren’t we already in a “second wave”?
Does anyone even know things like that?
It feels like the insanity began in February and then just hasn’t ever let up.
Even if this virus pandemic were real – and it is obviously a gigantic hoax, but even if it were real – most Americans would rather have their freedoms.
Trump should really draw a solid line on this mask thing, and the social distancing, the working, and everything else, and make it clear that a vote for him is a vote for freedom.
Surely, we’re at the point where we can’t any longer talk about exporting freedom to Belarus or whatever, when we don’t even have the freedom to walk around in public without being harassed.