"I'm reiterating my call for every governor, mayor, and local leader to maintain and reinstate the mask mandate," Biden said. " Please, this is not politics. Reinstate the mandate if you let it down. And business should require masks as well. The failure to take this virus seriously — precisely what got us in this mess in the first place — risks more cases and more dests [sic] — deaths."
"Look, as I do my part to accelerate the vaccine distribution and vaccinations, I need the American people to do their part as well," Biden said.
"Mask up. Mask up. It’s a patriotic duty," the president insisted. "It’s the only way we ever get back to normal — to cheer together in stadiums full of fans; to gather together on holidays again safely; go to graduations, weddings."
According to Twitter chartist @ianmSC, states that lifted math mandates have seen a drop in new daily COVID cases:
I’m legitimately unsure if Biden’s aware of what’s going on at this point, but let’s look at what’s happened in what he described as the “Neanderthal” states that lifted mask mandates vs Michigan, New Jersey & New York, which all follow science & kept their mandates.— IM (@ianmSC) March 29, 2021
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