While exiting a Wuhan coronavirus event at the White House complex Monday afternoon, President Joe Biden was asked if states should stop their reopening efforts as more people get vaccinated for Wuhan coronavirus. He also called on governors to reinstitute mask mandates.
Biden: States should stop their re-opening efforts pic.twitter.com/kM7fU8zkqx— Tom Elliott (@tomselliott) March 29, 2021
NEW: Pres. Biden calls on governors, mayors and local leaders to reinstate mask mandates— Breaking911 (@Breaking911) March 29, 2021
"I need the American people to do their part as well. Mask up. Mask up. It's a patriotic duty." pic.twitter.com/BDrTJG2cg3
Biden's comments came just a few hours after CDC Director Dr. Rochelle Walensky held back tears and said she had a "feeling of impending doom" about a new wave of the disease.
CDC director Rochelle Walensky nearly cries and says she has feeling of "impending doom"— Breaking911 (@Breaking911) March 29, 2021
"Right now, I'm scared."
"Please hold on." pic.twitter.com/TzEMYPLcVW
But a look at the facts tells a different, more hopeful story. Texas reopened in full three weeks ago, without any restrictions, and has seen the number of cases go down. The states where mask mandates remain in place are seeing a rise in cases.
Are COVID cases rising in the US? Yes.— Steve Krakauer (@SteveKrak) March 29, 2021
But don’t ignore WHERE they are rising, and where they aren’t. Cases are high and rising in New York, New Jersey, Michigan, Connecticut, RI, MA, PA, NH…
Staying LOW in Georgia, Ohio, Texas, ME, NC, KY, UT... https://t.co/9IyTRYClH0 pic.twitter.com/BeAnNTrjUd
Texas got rid of their COVID-19 restrictions about 18 days ago and their COVID numbers have been dropping.— Dr. David Samadi, MD (@drdavidsamadi) March 29, 2021
I don’t want to risk using too much logic because that tends to get people removed from Twitter, but I think that is an important fact to share.
Draw your own conclusions.
Texas Governor @GregAbbott_TX announced the end of the state's mask mandate on March 2nd.— Lance Gooden (@Lancegooden) March 23, 2021
3/02/21: 6,600 new COVID-19 cases
3/21/21: 1,677 new COVID-19 cases
Where is the surge that Democrats PROMISED would happen?
Further, we're getting very close to herd immunity.