Coronavirus in the US | Joe Biden Calls “Neanderthal Thinking” To Stop Using COVID-19 Masks

The United States’s president, Joe Biden, described this Wednesday as a “great mistake” the decision of Texas Y Mississippi to lift state orders to wear a mask to protect yourself from COVID-19 and stated that the last thing the country needs is this “neanderthal thinking”.

“Look, I think it’s a big mistake, I hope that everyone now realizes that these masks make a difference,” he said. Biden to reporters at the White House, when asked about the decision of the Republican governors of Texas, Greg Abbott, and Mississippi, Tate Reeves, to revoke the order to wear a mask in those territories.

Biden remembered that U.S “it is on the threshold of being able to fundamentally modify the nature of this disease” thanks to vaccines.

“We’ve been able to move things forward so that by the end of May there is enough for all adult Americans to get a dose, and the last thing we need is the Neanderthal thinking that, in the meantime, ‘all is well, take off your masks.’ . Forget about that “, settled Biden, before a meeting with congressmen at the presidential mansion on the fight against cancer.

The president repeated the word “vital” up to four times to indicate that it is important that state leaders “follow the science” and its recommendations, such as washing hands, wearing a face mask and maintaining social distance.

For her part, White House spokeswoman Jen Psaki highlighted in her daily press conference that “The whole country has paid the price for political leaders who have ignored science when it comes to the pandemic”, when asked about Texas and Mississippi.

On Tuesday, Biden promise that U.S have enough vaccines against COVID-19 for all adults in the country before the end of May, two months earlier than previously calculated.

Order to wear a mask is lifted

Just yesterday, the states of Texas Y Mississippi announced the decision to lift their respective orders at the state level to wear a mask to protect themselves from the COVID-19 and allowing businesses to operate at full capacity, despite warnings from medical authorities amid the pandemic.

Both governors justified the measure by the drop in the number of cases and hospitalizations and the good rate of vaccinations.

Although in recent days the daily average of new cases has decreased notably in U.SThe authorities continue to warn of the existing danger, especially due to the appearance of new variants, down to below 70,000 a day, compared to nearly 300,000 at the beginning of the year.

U.S, the country hardest hit by the pandemic in the world, already registers more than 28.7 million cases and more than 518,000 deathsaccording to the latest independent tally from Johns Hopkins University.

(EFE)

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