Last month, in the wake of announcements by Mississippi and Texas that they were removing mask requirements and allowing businesses to reopen at full capacity, he told reporters, “I hope everybody’s realized by now, these masks make a difference.”
“The last thing, the last thing we need is Neanderthal thinking that in the meantime, everything is fine, take off your masks, forget it. It still matters,” Biden said.
So, yes, Joe Biden is very big on masks. When, of course, he remembers to wear them.
Take Tuesday, when he gave a speech at the White House to give an update on the vaccine rollout. While commending the job his administration had done on vaccinations (of course), he said America was “still in a life and death race against this virus.”
“Until we get more people vaccinated, we need everyone to wash their hands, socially distance and mask up in a recommended mask from the [Centers for Disease Control and Prevention],” Biden said.
“Think about it this way: Better times are ahead. And as I said before, we can have a safe, happy Fourth of July with your family and your friends and small groups in your backyard.”
Mask up, America. Just like Biden didn’t do at the end of the speech: