President Biden said in relation to relaxing across-the-board state mandates during the pandemic in places like Texas and Mississippi, it was just too early.
“Look, I hope everybody’s realized by now these masks make a difference,” Biden, who was wearing a mask, told reporters at the White House.
He said the United States was “on the cusp of being able to fundamentally change” the course of the pandemic, with vaccinations currently underway across the nation.
But, he said, “The last thing, the last thing we need is Neanderthal thinking that, in the meantime, everything’s fine, take off your mask.”
I totally agree with Biden in his assessment of the situation about the medical data regarding COVID. But I do differ with him about using the term Neanderthal. Considering the brainpower of some of these GOP ‘leaders’ makes the comparison rather insulting to Neanderthals.
I was outside assisting Mother Nature with spring melting and talked with some neighbors today. One of them had family in Texas and there was a clear-out denunciation of the short-sighted action of Governor Greg Abbott.
It comes as no surprise that medical professionals are very concerned about a stronger variant wave that is coming. They are mindful of the transit points–such as in places like Texas–where there is a weakness in accepting public responsibility for the actions so to stem the spread of the virus. The political culture of places like Texas is skewed towards Free-Dumb, but the nation pays the price for their lack of understanding of science and data about COVID.
For the rest of the nation who find science to be a good thing, I urge getting vaccinated and continue to prevent infection–especially the coronavirus variants by sticking to the fundamentals that we know work. Wear a mask and social distance. Wash your hands often and be good to other people.