Biden Suggests Masks Will Be Worn Through Next Year

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by Catherine Smith

 

President Joe Biden indicated that Americans may need to wear masks to prevent the spread of coronavirus for the remainder of 2021.

Speaking during a visit to the National Institutes of Health complex on Thursday, Biden also spoke about the U.S. vaccine supply and his goals for the rollout, and suggested that mask-wearing will likely be a reality for the next year, Fox News reports.

Even though he was standing 10 feet away from Dr. Anthony Fauci and Dr. Francis Collins, the president told reporters he would continue to wear his mask, “you know that wearing this mask through the next year here can save lives, a significant number of lives.”

Health officials have emphasized that even with the vaccines, many of the current safety protocols will have to remain in force until the U.S. has a clear herd immunity against Covid-19.

There is currently no clear timeline as to when herd immunity can be achieved by. Sharon Peacock, the director of the COVID-19 Genomics UK consortium, said that there are growing concerns that virus mutations will slow the process.

“Once we get on top of (the virus) or it mutates itself out of being virulent—causing disease—then we can stop worrying about it. But I think, looking in the future, we’re going to be doing this for years. We’re still going to be doing this 10 years down the line in my view,” she said, according to Reuters.

Dr Fauci, however, said he is ‘cautiously optimistic’ that herd immunity could come by fall if the general public starts getting vaccines by ‘April, May, June,’ but admitted he’s concerned that variants could stretch that timeline.

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Catherine Smith reports for American Greatness.

 

 

 

 


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2 Thoughts to “Biden Suggests Masks Will Be Worn Through Next Year”

  1. mikey whipwreck

    remember when biden was bashing trump for ‘mishandling’ the COVID situation?

    what has sleepy joe done differently?

  2. LM

    Until people stop playing , there will be no end to the game. The COVID jab is not a true vaccine , the mask horse has been dead from the beginning of the scamdemic , but people continue to beat it to death. Anybody who still thinks that running around with a stupid mask on their face is helping anything is brainwashed or an idiot. Even the CDC has posted that the COVID jab neither keeps a person from getting the virus , nor keeps them from spreading it. There have been numerous adverse reactions , yet people are still knocking each other down to rush and get the jab. For a virus that has a death rate less than heart disease , diabetes , or cancer. Madness.

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