"Even if your chance of getting seriously ill is low, why take the risk when you have a safe, free, and convenient way to prevent it?"
"Masking, as directed, is a patriotic duty, but so too is treating each other with respect and patience," the president said. "This is not a Democrat or Republican issue. The science behind the vaccines has been under development for decades. Two of our vaccines were authorized under a prior administration, a Republican administration ... this is your choice. It's life and death."