(RoyalPatriot.com )- Reports suggest that the Biden administration is considering telling vaccinated Americans to start wearing masks again. It comes as the number of COVID-19 infections slowly begins to rise again as the Delta variant of the viruses spreads across the United States.
While no science seems to support the idea that vaccinated people are any better protected by wearing masks – and the science doesn’t even suggest that people are less likely to spread the virus if they are vaccinated and wearing masks – the Biden administration appears desperate to appear as though they are doing something.
The Washington Post claimed that Biden administration officials are discussing the possibility of reintroducing mask mandates with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Sources familiar with the discussions also told the Post that the White House is “hesitant” to reintroduce policies that would require people to prove their vaccination status in order to avoid wearing masks, and that one idea being considered by the White House is encouraging unvaccinated people not to congregate in crowded places.
In other words, if you haven’t taken the vaccine, the White House doesn’t want you to go out in public if you’re going to be around other people.
The number of COVID-19 cases in the United States has almost tripled in recent weeks, with the seven-day rolling average across the country for new cases increasing over the last fortnight and reaching over 37,000. That’s an increase of over 13,700 on July 7.
It’s unclear precisely why this is happening – whether the vaccine is not working efficiently or whether the Delta variant of the virus is simply much more infectious – but it’s happening. The question now is whether the White House will plunge the country back into lockdowns or allow Americans to act responsibly on their own accord.