On Thursday, the Center For Disease Control (CDC) made the announcement nearly every American has been waiting for: people who are fully vaccinated for COVID-19 no longer need to wear a mask either indoors or out, or practice social distancing.
CDC Director Dr. Rochelle Walensky said on Thursday afternoon, “We have all longed for this moment when we can get back to some sense of normalcy.”
President Joe Biden also seemed happy to announce that one of the most burdensome requirements on Americans due to the Coronavirus pandemic, wearing a face mask, was going away.
The CDC announced that they are no longer recommending that fully vaccinated people need to wear masks. pic.twitter.com/pFhJEtBepq
— Joe Biden (@JoeBiden) May 13, 2021
But if you thought leftists and Democrats would be happy with the announcement, you would be wrong. Very, very wrong.
The Left Now Questions “The Experts”
This is all extremely confusing to the Left. For over a year now, we have heard nothing but “trust the science!” and “trust the experts!” And dutifully, they believed just that, and branded anyone who thought differently a “science denier.”
Now, if you look at the replies to the tweets from the White House and Joe Biden, you’ll find hundreds, perhaps thousands of Democrats vowing to ignore the experts and the science.
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Just take a quick gander:
I’m not taking off my mask until everyone in my state is vaccinated.
— 1💙tech (@1tech4) May 13, 2021
I’ll be wearing a mask even though I am fully vaccinated thank you. I live in MA, the most packed state, last time I checked.
— Corinne Moskal (@CorinneMoskal) May 13, 2021
And most of the world won’t be fully vaccinated for years and we’ll see more variants coming in from around the world. I will be wearing a mask at work and in crowds forever.
— Elvina Barclay (@ElvinaGB) May 13, 2021
Barely 1/3 of the US is vaccinated, we don’t know if the vax stops transmission, and variants remain a huge threat.
This administration just told people to take off their parachutes when we’re nowhere near the ground yet.
— forahive (@forahive) May 13, 2021
This is going to be very confusing.. How do we know who was an who wasn’t. Just keep wearing masks
— jonathan slater (@jonatha39849257) May 13, 2021
Here in #Georgia less than 30% fully vaccinated. I’ll keep my mask on thanks. Can’t trust those not vaccinated are going to keep their masks on. They’d rather play Covid Russian Roulette
— Ben Adler (@Ben_Adler89) May 13, 2021
Some, while COVID-free, are also free of any sense of irony:
This is great, such progress. Still wearing mine in a store or around crowds. I’m not placing any faith in others having done the fight thing. Too many Covid deniers out there.
— william garrett (@wxilliam) May 13, 2021
Confusion Running Amok
The new CDC guidelines seem to be putting the Left in a position of having to alter their new lifestyle. The problem is that, they didn’t want to alter their lifestyle.
Im still wearing a mask indoors. And I will probably wear a mask when flying for the rest of my life. It has not been any big inconvenience for me to wear one, and there are plenty of viruses always spreading that I would like to avoid.
— T0k3n R1ng (@T0k3nR1ng) May 13, 2021
The experts are no longer immune from criticism from us mere lowly citizens, it seems:
The data might be correct, but until the majority have been vaccinated, CDC might have just incentivized people to lie.
— Worst year ever. (@martypython) May 13, 2021
Maybe there will even be a special section on airplanes for those who say mask wearing “just makes good common sense.”
Joe Scarborough & Mika Brzezinski say they’ll keep wearing masks on airplanes despite being vaccinated; “just makes good common sense” pic.twitter.com/JIcGQAY822
— Tom Elliott (@tomselliott) May 14, 2021
Will they give out masks with a hole in the center for a straw if you want a drink?
The Left’s ‘New Normal’
This whole idea of freedom makes lefties very uncomfortable. The rest of us are just going to have to give them some time to adjust to life being free of things like shaming others into wearing a mask.
MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow perhaps accidentally explained the entire worldview of half of our countrymen:
“I feel like I’m going to have to rewire myself so that when I see someone out in the world who’s not wearing a mask, I don’t instantly think, ‘You are a threat, “Or you are selfish or you are a Covid denier and you definitely haven’t been vaccinated. I mean, we’re going to have to rewire the way that we look at each other.”
Maddow: Be patient and compassionate with each other as we deal with another period of change. pic.twitter.com/By2uXygf6l
— Maddow Blog (@MaddowBlog) May 14, 2021
So, to sum up, we are once again free to question the experts!
This is foolhardy advice. Even vaccinated you can still get sick. Not enough people are vaccinated. I no longer trust you or the CDC. The economy is not more important than lives. Why don’t you incentivize people getting vaccinated in order to make more people fall in line?
— Big Red (@BigRedFullOLead) May 13, 2021
Operative phrase, “make more people fall in line.”
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