Skip to comments.Ted Cruz Done With Face Masks After Being Fully Vaccinated Against COVID-19
Posted on 04/17/2021 2:15:48 PM PDT by lightman
Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) will no longer wear a face mask as he walks the U.S. Capitol and goes to the Senate floor after being fully vaccinated against COVID-19, according to a report.
“At this point, I’ve been vaccinated. Everybody working in the Senate has been vaccinated,” Cruz told CNN on Thursday.
Cruz has followed the footsteps of a fellow senator, Rand Paul (R-Ky.), who also ditched his mask—which isn’t a requirement for members in the Senate, but it is for those in the House.
Paul, 58, unlike Cruz, hasn’t been fully vaccinated against the CCP (Chinese Communist Party) virus, but he tested positive for the virus last year and has COVID-19 antibodies. He is one of at least three U.S. senators who have declined to get inoculated, at least for now.
Paul suggested last month that people like himself who have tested positive for COVID-19 and recovered are not immediately required to get a vaccine because they have antibodies.
“About 30 million people have gotten the infection naturally like myself,” Paul told reporters on Capitol Hill in Washington. “The interesting thing is that [there is] no more than a handful of reports of people getting it again, so there’s every indication that having been infected with it provides strong natural immunity.”
“I’m going with the science on this one,” he added. “I have not chosen to be vaccinated because I got it naturally and the science of 30 million people and the statistical validity of a 30-million sample is pretty overwhelming that natural immunity exists and works.”
Paul noted that he has spoken in support of getting vaccinated for those who haven’t been infected with COVID-19.
COVID-19 is caused by the CCP virus, commonly referred to as the novel coronavirus, which originated in China in late 2019.
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends those who have been fully vaccinated to “keep taking precautions” and wear a mask in public and socially distance as health officials continue to learn “how vaccines will affect the spread of COVID-19.”
Vaccines do not give the recipient 100 percent immunity and health officials said a person who is fully vaccinated doesn’t know if they possibly carry an asymptomatic infection that could spread to someone else.
However, CDC guidelines say those who have been fully vaccinated are allowed to gather with other people indoors without wearing masks or physical distancing—unless anyone near them has an increased risk for severe illness from COVID-19.
The guidance doesn’t mention those who may have gained some level of immunity from being infected, and recovering, from the CCP virus.
What’s this ?
A member of the Beltway ruling class who actually has a spine ?
Didn’t Rand Paul have the virus? He may still have antibodies.
Reverse it and you have a winning ticket!
Cruz disqualified himself in 2016 when he picked Fiorina.
Both remarkably brave in support for our fine Country, both phenomenal speakers and accomplished lawyers.
Actually, arguing for Desantis is that he is a Navy Veteran. (This Vet is partial to Vets, all other comparatives being equal.)
Spine of steel and ‘nads of platinum, IMHO!
That seems reasonable. Perhaps everyone who has been vaccinated should be able to do this. How would we keep track of who has been vaccinated and who hasn’t been vaccinated though? an arm band perhaps? Or maybe some kind of a small computer chip?
The fact that he took the jab means he’s too dumb to be President. Why not just take off the mask period?
Wouldn’t a tattoo on the forehead be more appropriate?
I don't know about disqualification, but I will agree that I was not totally comfy with the selection.
Last year, Ms. Fiorina made the public choice to vote for Mister Biden with the stated reason that "character counts".
With that, she joins the toxic RINOs Romney, L. Cheney and a few others who insulted us GOP (and Indy) voters recently.
He got it and he isn't dead.
What does that do to your idiotic beliefs?
Where are the millions of corpses from the millions of vaccine getters?
What, you got six or eight?
What the hell took him so long? It’s only been 14 friggin months.
“He got it and he isn’t dead”
Give it 6-12 mos and a booster jab.
Trump said to get it.
Is he a bad guy too?
And why the hell do you care what other people do anyway?
Masks are totally stupid
unless you’re a surgeon ; or you work around dangerous chemicals ; or dust particles or smoke
The vaccine industry is totally evil - totally maniacal
and if you have any brain in your bucket.
don’t ever get injected by anything from them
I’m a serious as a heart attack
All you need to do is look at risk and reward
He’s that bad guy Trump crying about the vaccine:
Sorry Ted, but one is never fully vaccinated against covid. You will need a 3rd shot, an annual booster and fater that a booster every 6 months, leading to eventual daily vaccinations to placate “Dr.” Fauxi.
Yeah, you’re probably right. It’s important that we know who got vaccinated (or has antibodies from natural infection) and who didn’t/doesn”t so we know who needs to wear a mask and who doesn’t so a forehead tattoo might be the easiest way of accomplishing that. But maybe we could also have a small chip in the wrist or the back of the hand that we could scan and immediately know which vaccine you had-in case we later come to find out that some vaccines are less effective than others. Good ideas Laslo.
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