Biden accused Republican governors in Texas and Mississippi of “Neanderthal thinking” after they decided to reverse COVID protocols including mask mandates, according to Fox News.
“We’ve been able to move that all the way up to the end of May to have enough [vaccines] for every American, to get every adult American to get a shot,” Biden said. “The last thing we need is the Neanderthal thinking.”
“Starting tomorrow, we are lifting all of our county mask mandates and businesses will be able to operate at full capacity without any state-imposed rules. Our hospitalizations and case numbers have plummeted, and the vaccine is being rapidly distributed. It is time!”
Starting tomorrow, we are lifting all of our county mask mandates and businesses will be able to operate at full capacity without any state-imposed rules. Our hospitalizations and case numbers have plummeted, and the vaccine is being rapidly distributed. It is time!
— Tate Reeves (@tatereeves) March 2, 2021
“With the medical advancements of vaccines and antibody therapeutic drugs, Texas now has the tools to protect Texans from the virus,” Texas Gov. Greg Abbott said.
Businesses will be allowed to operate at 100 percent capacity and masks are no longer required.
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio Cortez took to twitter.
“We are in a pandemic. We know that COVID spread isn’t neatly contained by state borders, and explosions in COVID cases can increase the likelihood of new COVID variants to develop or spread to new places. It’s dangerous.”
“93.2% of Texans aren’t fully vaccinated.”
93.2% of Texans aren’t fully vaccinated.
The state just endured one disaster worsened by selfishness + denial of basic science, and now conditions are being set for another.
Repealing the mask mandate now endangers so many people, especially essential workers & the vulnerable. https://t.co/3lntlh7zxH
— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) March 2, 2021
Biden stated, “Getting a shot in someone’s arm and getting the second shot…[is] going to take time. And it’s critical, critical, critical, critical that they follow the science,” Biden told reporters from the White House. “Wash your hands, hot water, do it frequently, wear a mask and stay socially distance.”
From Fox News:
The same day Biden slammed the Republican lawmakers for allowing business owners to open their doors again to help put food on the table, a new disturbing report about COVID coming across the border came to light.
The Biden administration’s border patrol has released more than 100 illegal immigrants into Texas since late January that have tested positive for the coronavirus following their arrival, officials in a city on the U.S.-Mexico border tell Fox News.
The coronavirus has infected over 28.7 million Americans and killed more than 518,000 since the pandemic started a year ago, according to data by John Hopkins.
Biden announced that the U.S. will have enough vaccines by the end of May to vaccinate 300 million people, nearly the entire country, but he warned that the effects of the vaccine will take time.