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Biden Tells Governors to ‘Help’ Covid Effort or ‘Get Out of the Way’
President Biden on Tuesday criticized the pandemic responses of Gov. Greg Abbott of Texas and Gov. Ron DeSantis of Florida, and urged them to drop their opposition to mask mandates.
I want to be crystal clear about what’s happening in the country today. We have a pandemic of the unvaccinated. Now I know there’s a lot of misinformation out there, so here are the facts. If you’re vaccinated, you are highly unlikely to get Covid-19. And even if you do, the chances are you won’t show any symptoms. And if you do, they’ll most likely be very mild. As of now, seven states not only ban mask mandates, but also ban them in their school districts, even for young children who cannot get vaccinated. Some states have even banned businesses and universities from requiring workers and students to be masked or vaccinated. And the most extreme of those measures is like the one in Texas that say state universities or community colleges could be fined if it allows a teacher to ask her unvaccinated students to wear a mask. What are we doing? The escalation of cases is particularly concentrated in states with low vaccination rates. Just two states, Florida and Texas, account for one-third of all new Covid-19 cases in the entire country, just two states. Look, we need leadership from everyone. If some governors aren’t willing to do the right thing to beat this pandemic then they should allow businesses and universities who want to do the right thing to be able to do it. I say to these governors, “Please help. But you aren’t going to help at least get out of the way, of the people who are trying to do the right thing. Use your power to save lives.”
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