On Tuesday, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio encouraged New Yorkers to wear TWO MASKS at least until June.
De Blasio urged citizens in the Big Apple to add a second mask to their personal protective equipment arsenal in a morning press conference.
“Through June, keep doing exactly what you are doing,” he said. “Not just wear a mask, wear two.” De Blasio further obscured the timeline for the practice, admitting the local government may “continue that guidance for quite a while depending on what is going on.”
The unpopular mayor’s position echoes remarks made by Joe Biden’s chief medical adviser, Dr. Anthony Fauci, in January.
“This is a physical covering to prevent droplets and virus to get in,” Dr. Fauci said at the time. “So if you have a physical covering with one layer, and you put another layer on, it just makes common sense that it likely would be more effective.”
Earlier this month, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released a study suggesting multi-layered masking and proper fitting could drastically reduce exposure but stopped short of amending their official guidance.
Say it with me: I will not wear two masks.
The only way to stop the absurd unscientific nonsense is to refuse to comply.
— Liz Wheeler (@Liz_Wheeler) February 17, 2021
“I want to be clear that these new scientific data released today do not change the specific recommendations about who should wear a mask or when they should wear one,” CDC Director Rochelle Walensky said at the time, “but they do provide new information on why wearing a well-fitting mask is so important to protect you and others.”
“We continue to recommend that masks should have two or more layers, completely cover your nose and mouth and fit snugly against your nose and the size of your face,” she added. More recently, during remarks focused on reopening schools, Walensky asserted the CDC’s guidance is “free from political meddling.”
On one side, Republicans believe in
– Justice for all
Then you have Democrats who think
– Math is racist
– Two masks is better
– Men can be women
People. The choice is easy.
— Liz Wheeler (@Liz_Wheeler) February 21, 2021
After sending thousands of elderly in the state of New York to their death, New York Governor Cuomo shared that he wouldn’t send his mother to a home in New York later Tuesday.
“You have a vulnerable person best to keep them at home and not put them in a congregate facility. Keep them in a situation where you have the most control. That is the blunt truth. That’s what I would do with my mother.” pic.twitter.com/hAbNivyh2b
— MSNBC Public Relations (@MSNBCPR) May 27, 2020
This is very strange indeed. Last year Cuomo mandated that all COVID patients be moved into the elderly centers and prevented them from being turned away.