Liberals from White House to Hawaii push for mask mandates but data is underwhelming
Democratic leaders from the White House down are mulling or enacting new coronavirus mask mandates following new guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention – even as new infections vary widely in different areas.
analysis of data from the Department of Health and Human Services. Washington, D.C., has a population of more than 692,000, according to the Census Bureau. Both the White House and the U.S. House of Representatives have returned to masking up indoors.
President Joe Biden talks with reporters before boarding Marine One on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, Friday, July 30, 2021, as he heads Camp David for the weekend. (Associated Press)In Hawaii, where there are more than 1.4 million residents, according to the Census Bureau, state health officials on Thursday reported a 186-case rolling average over the past two weeks.
And Nevada, which has a population of more than 3 million, according to the Census Bureau, reported 14-day averages of 870 new daily cases and seven daily deaths as of Thursday. Gov. Steve Sisolak announced a return of the indoor mask mandate there within hours of the CDC’s updated guidance. headtopics.com
CONSERVATIVE REACTION POURS IN AFTER DEM MAYORS, GOVERNORS IMPOSE NEW MASK MANDATES: ‘KISS MY MASK’Los Angeles County, which has a population of more than 10 million, reported a seven-day average of 2,428 new cases and 10 deaths Wednesday. It reported 3,248 new cases and 17 deaths Thursday, almost two weeks after officials there reinstated the mask mandate for indoor public settings.
Democrat-led cities as far apart as Provincetown, Mass., with a rolling average of fewer than 40 cases, and Kansas City, Mo., with 158, also rushed to reimpose mask mandates – and even private companies, including Ford and Walmart, are looking at requiring masks, testing or vaccines for employees at some facilities.
White House deputy press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre arrives for a news briefing at the White House in Washington, Friday, July 30, 2021. (Associated Press)‘Was true at the time’The CDC update marks a stark reversal from May when the administration said fully vaccinated individuals could ditch the masks and get back to life as normal.
"That was true at the time," Biden told Fox News’ Peter Doocy on Thursday when pressed about the flip-flop."Because I thought there were people that were going to understand that getting vaccinated made a dramatic difference. And what happened was the new variant came along, they didn’t get vaccinated, it spread more rapidly, and more people were getting sick." headtopics.com
Meanwhile, Republican Govs. Ron DeSantis of Florida and Greg Abbott of Texas issued bans on mask mandates. "The path forward relies on personal responsibility rather than government mandates," Abbott said in a statement. Read more: Fox News »
World's youth take to the streets again to battle climate change
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WALKING TALKING My 70 year old neighbor has to raise his grandkids because his daughter and son on law died from covid very sad!
Analysis: White House dominance of pandemic message might feed political divides'While it's important to have the White House and President out front in a national emergency of this magnitude, it's likely the near total White House domination of the response is widening the unhelpful political divides,' writes maggiemfox | Analysis maggiemfox Garbage. The news media is just terrible. maggiemfox COVID-19 is a scam fraud
The White House seems to be playing catch-up on coronavirus messagingThe Biden team has struggled to respond to the evolving pandemic dynamic, and to abrupt policy directives from public health officials within the administration itself. If Twitler didn't screw it up in the first place, we'd all be way ahead of the game and Biden wouldn't be picking up the pieces. It was a complete mess when he got in office and had to find his way though the muck that Jabba the Gut left scattered around the country. Catch up my ass. A pandemic is a thing in flux. Why are you so intent on stirring up crap that's not even there? It is simple! Mandate getting the vaccination and the use of masks until the virus is eradicated for public health. Americans have excepted mandates throughout history. Seat belts, texting or drinking while driving, yelling fire in a theater, cross walking, smoking indoors, etc.
White House unveils new strategy to address 'root causes' of migrationThe strategy resembles much of what the administration has already proposed and focuses on reducing poverty, combating corruption and addressing violence in El Salvador, Honduras and Guatemala. How about addressing our own corruption? The Biden administration is doubling down on failure on all fronts. Failure at the border, failed at the Covid response, failing at meaningful infrastructure needs & pursuing a losing economic agenda. Coś kojarzysz?
White House tries to preempt criticism of vaccination-or-test policiesDeputy press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre noted that Fox employees have also been asked to report their vaccination status. Get those Q ppl out of government positions. Way to go Joe! Get the shot, get tested, or get a new job. Easy. Thank You President Biden for Saving America 💙🇺🇸
Pelosi, Schumer to discuss slimmed-down voting bill with White HouseIn the House, a group of 34 Democrats — many of whom are facing tough reelections next fall — have launched an internal push for streamlined voting legislation.
White House says it has no choice but to allow eviction ban to expire SaturdayThe Biden administration said its hands were tied after the Supreme Court ruled the eviction moratorium could only be extended until the end of the month.