President Biden continues to fail in terms of his role providing moral leadership. Once again, the nominal president is telling the world with his own actions that he does not believe the words he is telling the American people.
“And as additional protections, please wear your mask when your indoors, in public settings, around other people,” he said.
Biden was asked about whether or not local communities should reimplement mask mandates in light of the Omicron variant of Covid, and he underscored this message on masking.
“With regard to the last question the answer is, I — I encourage everyone to wear a mask when they are indoors in a crowded circumstance like we are right now — and unless you’re eating or speaking in a microphone, and — secondly the — degree of the spread impacts on whether or not there’s a need for any travel restriction, but that’s not — I don’t anticipate that at this point and we’ll see. We’ll see if that works.”
Biden also said at the press conference that lockdowns are off the table, “for now.”
“Well, because we’re able — if people are vaccinated and wear their mask, there’s no need for lockdown,” he said.
This was Joe Biden in Nantucket this weekend.
WATCH: Despite a large sign on the door stating "required face covering," Biden shops maskless during his Nantucket vacation pic.twitter.com/zpmWcq7log
— RNC Research (@RNCResearch) November 28, 2021
The huge sign on the door says: “REQUIRED FACE COVERING.”
Biden left the store at around 4:45 pm with his mask down and drinking what appeared to be a milkshake, Fox News reported.
“Biden ignored questions from members of the media on what more needs to be done to stop the new Omicron variant,” the Daily Caller reported. “Biden went in and visited another store.”
The president has been seen violating mask policies on numerous occasions.
“Biden has been spotted without his masks on several occasions,” the Daily Caller noted. “He was recently seen at an upscale Washington, D.C. restaurant walking around without a mask. He was also seen in November mingling without his mask and only putting it on for a photo-op, Fox News reported.”
The blogger behind “Unmasked,” IanmSC, has provided exhaustive research documenting that mask mandates and even mask compliance has no real-world measurable impact on virus transmission among the general public.
“Without question, mask mandates are the most common COVID restriction,” he recently noted on his Substack publication. “To politicians, masks appear to have few downsides — they don’t require any supporting evidence, the media loves them, and the rules can be easily ignored when you don’t feel like complying with your own rules.”
Rules are for thee, not for me. San Francisco Mayor London Breed dancing maskless. She implemented a city-wide mandate on masking inside.https://t.co/BNrNdtWofF
— Justin Hart (@justin_hart) November 28, 2021
As someone with a background in data analysis, I can appreciated ianmSC’s provision of thousands of charts that are ample counter-factuals to the prevailing narrative that, “Masks work.”
There is no data to support that mindless conclusions, and it should be added, the masks being worn by the general public were not designed to stop virus transmission. Contrary to misinformation online posing as ‘fact checks,’ this is what OSHA itself correctly stated:
“Surgical masks are not designed or certified to prevent the inhalation of small airborne contaminants. These particles are not visible to the naked eye but may still be capable of causing infection. Surgical masks are not designed to seal tightly against the user’s face.”
“During inhalation, much of the potentially contaminated air can pass through gaps between the face and the surgical mask and not be pulled through the filter material of the mask. Their ability to filter small particles varies significantly based upon the type of material used to make the surgical mask, so they cannot be relied upon to protect workers against airborne infectious agents.”
Since the beginning of the pandemic, I’ve read hundreds of studies on the science of medical masks. Based on extensive review and analysis, there is no question in my mind that healthy people should not be wearing surgical or cloth masks. Nor should we be recommending universal masking of all members of the population. That recommendation is not supported by the highest level of scientific evidence.
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