President Biden is calling on states to reinstate mask mandates following a warning from the CDC about the possibility of a new surge in COVID-19 cases.
The President said on Monday said ‘this is not a time to lessen our efforts’ in the COVID-19 pandemic, adding he agrees with CDC Director Rochelle Walensky’s comments in which she expressed a feeling ‘of impending doom’ about COVID-19 cases ticking up in the United States. Biden said: ‘Our work is far from over. The war against COVID-19 is far from won. This is deadly serious … If we let our guard down now, we could see a virus getting worse, not better.’
Biden also criticized ‘some of the reckless behavior we’ve seen on television over the past few weeks,’ and called on states that have lifted their mask mandates to reinstate them. The CDC previously warned against states rolling back COVID-19 restrictions too soon, and Walensky on Monday pleaded with Americans to ‘just please hold on a little while longer. We must work together now to prevent a fourth surge.’
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