“Masking Guidance: Fully vaccinated guests are not required to wear a mask on the White House grounds. Guests who are not fully vaccinated must wear a mask at all times and maintain at least 6 feet distance from others while on the White House grounds.” (boldface original)
That was the message from the Biden White House for members of NCAA championship teams visiting the White House on Monday, two months after Biden signed legislation ending the COVID emergency. The White House claimed the mask mandate was sent “inadvertently” but there’s room for reasonable doubt. The White House sends out nothing by accident, and the Biden has always been a zealot on vaccine and mask mandates.
“The one thing we do know is these masks make a gigantic difference,” Biden told reporters in June of 2020. “I would insist that everybody out in public be wearing that mask. Anyone to reopen would have to make sure that they walked into a business that had masks.”
Asked if he would deploy executive power to mandate mask wearing, Biden said
“Yes, I would. From an executive standpoint, yes I would . . . I would do everything possible to make it required that people had to wear masks in public.” The Delaware Democrat was also a hawk on vaccines.
“This is a pandemic of the unvaccinated,” said Biden in a September 9, 2021 message. “We’ve been patient, but our patience is wearing thin. And your refusal has cost all of us.” According to Biden, “as the science makes clear, if you’re fully vaccinated, you’re highly protected from severe illness, even if you get COVID-19.”
So parents, “please get your teenager vaccinated,” and boosters “give you even more protection than after your second shot.” This had all been verified by “our top government doctors,” and as the 3,546-word message closes out, “get vaccinated.”
In December, NPR reported, “the Air Force has discharged 27 people for refusing to get the COVID-19 vaccine, making them what officials believe are the first service members to be removed for disobeying the mandate to get the shots.” That also applied to the National Guard.
Anyone “deciding not to take the vaccine, must realize that the potential for career ending federal action,” wrote Brig. Gen. Thomas Mancino on Oklahoma’s National Guard website. The Biden administration extended the mandate to federal civilians and employees of U.S. government contractors.
“The pandemic is over,” Biden told reporters in September, 2022. “If you notice, no one’s wearing masks. Everybody seems to be in pretty good shape. And so I think it’s changing.” By February, 2023, that too had changed.
“The national emergency declared on March 13, 2020, and beginning March 1, 2020, must continue in effect beyond March 1, 2023,” Biden said in February 10 statement. “I anticipate terminating the national emergency concerning the COVID-19 pandemic on May 11, 2023,” but he wound up doing it on April 10.
On June 12, “fully vaccinated” guests need not wear a mask but “guests who are not fully vaccinated” must wear a mask “at all times” and “maintain a distance of at least six feet from others while on the White House grounds.” This mandate ignores new information about the efficacy of masks.
“There is just no evidence that they make any difference,” contends Tom Jefferson, lead author of the recent study, “Physical interventions to interrupt or reduce the spread of respiratory viruses.” According to Possible toxicity of chronic carbon dioxide exposure associated with face mask use, particularly in pregnant women, children and adolescents,” a recent study out of Germany, wearing masks can be dangerous.
“Extended mask use may be related to current observations of stillbirths and to reduced verbal motor and overall cognitive performance in children born during the pandemic,” the study contends. Children have the lowest risk of disease from a SARS-CoV-2 infection, but “children have endured the most disproportionate disruption to their lives in their most formative years during the pandemic.” Vaccine mandates are another story.
According to “Indoor Vaccine Mandates in US Cities, Vaccination Behavior, and COVID-19 Outcomes,” a February 23 study from the Mercatus Center at George Mason University, “indoor vaccine mandates had no significant impact on COVID-19 vaccine uptake, cases, or deaths,” in the nine cities. The vaccine mandates “thus failed to achieve their intended objectives.”
These realities seem to have escaped the notice of Joe Biden and all those “top government doctors.” On the other hand, they do confirm that white coat supremacy has nothing to do with actual science.
During the pandemic, Dr. Anthony Fauci said “there’s no reason for you to be walking around with a mask,” but the NIAID boss was soon to change his stance. Wearing masks, Dr. Fauci said, is “a symbol for people to see that that’s the kind of thing you should be doing.”
The Biden Junta could be telegraphing a return of the mandates, perhaps as the 2024 election approaches. In the meantime, the struggle against white coat supremacy is the struggle of memory against forgetting.