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White House officials debate masking push as covid infections spike
Washington Compost ^ | 7/21/21

Posted on 07/21/2021 7:20:48 PM PDT by Tipllub

By Annie Linskey , Dan Diamond , Tyler Pager and Lena H. Sun

Today at 8:03 p.m. EDT

Top White House aides and Biden administration officials are debating whether they should urge vaccinated Americans to wear masks in more settings as the delta variant causes spikes in coronavirus infections across the country, according to six people familiar with the discussions.

The talks are in a preliminary phase and their result could be as simple as new messaging from top White House officials. But some of the talks include officials at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention who are separately examining whether to update their masking guidance, according to a Biden administration aide and a federal health official.

Officials cautioned that any new formal guidance would have to come from the CDC, and they maintained that the White House has taken a hands-off approach with the agency to ensure they are not interfering with the work of scientists. But the high-level discussions reflect rising concerns across the administration about the threat of the delta variant and a renewed focus on what measures may need to be reintroduced to slow its spread.

(Excerpt) Read more at washingtonpost.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: covid19; masks; vaccine; wuflu

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1 posted on 07/21/2021 7:20:48 PM PDT by Tipllub
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Doesn’t anyone see where this is heading? Lockdown 2.0.


2 posted on 07/21/2021 7:21:48 PM PDT by Tipllub
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To: Tipllub
Officials cautioned that any new formal guidance would have to come from the CDC, and they maintained that the White House has taken a hands-off approach with the agency to ensure they are not interfering with the work of scientists

Yeah. Right.

3 posted on 07/21/2021 7:23:00 PM PDT by DouglasKC
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To: Tipllub

So the vaunted vaccines aren’t so good, after all?

Only magik mask will do!

That’ll really motivate folks to take the jab.


4 posted on 07/21/2021 7:26:46 PM PDT by lightman (I am a binary Trinitarian. Deal with it!)
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To: Tipllub

Whenever they make up their minds, as soon as they make up their minds, we can be assured of one thing: THERE WILL BE NO MORE DEBATE, AND THERE SHALL BE NO DISSENT.


5 posted on 07/21/2021 7:27:47 PM PDT by cockroach_magoo
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To: Tipllub

Where are they spiking? Not in Michigan. The current infections here are barely above statistical noise.

CC


6 posted on 07/21/2021 7:28:09 PM PDT by Celtic Conservative (My cats are more amusing than 200 channels worth of TV.)
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To: Tipllub

7 posted on 07/21/2021 7:28:31 PM PDT by skimbell
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Tested positive doesn’t mean infected or seriously ill.


8 posted on 07/21/2021 7:28:58 PM PDT by Socon-Econ (adi)
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To: lightman

Exactly. If my kids” high school allowed masklessness in CA, they’d consider the vaccine. CA just removed any incentive for 12-18 to get the vaccine. It’s a risk benefit analysis.


9 posted on 07/21/2021 7:29:49 PM PDT by olivia3boys
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To: cockroach_magoo

Maybe if we just use 3 masks this time.


10 posted on 07/21/2021 7:30:01 PM PDT by The Iceman Cometh (F*ck Joe Biden!)
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2030 you will own nothing and like it.


11 posted on 07/21/2021 7:30:50 PM PDT by dsrtsage ( Complexity is just simple lacking imagination)
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To: Tipllub
Doesn’t anyone see where this is heading? Lockdown 2.0.

What if people "Just say no?"

Or does that make us "terrorists?" Ask Brian Stelter, I guess.

12 posted on 07/21/2021 7:31:59 PM PDT by frank ballenger (You have summoned up a thundercloud. You're gonna hear from me. Anthem by Leonard Cohen)
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Not going there again.


13 posted on 07/21/2021 7:34:55 PM PDT by Starstruck ( Since I'm old I don't whether I'm senile or brilliant. Or happily both.)
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We are far more ready for it that when the first one took us by surprise.


14 posted on 07/21/2021 7:35:29 PM PDT by metmom (...fixing our eyes on Jesus, the Author and Perfecter of our faith…)
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15 posted on 07/21/2021 7:35:45 PM PDT by DoodleBob (Gravity's waiting period is about 9.8 m/s^2)
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To: Celtic Conservative
Where are they spiking?

It stands to reason that cases would be spiking wherever The Administration is dropping off infected illegals.

And the logical way to solve this problem is to make everyone wear masks. (/s)

16 posted on 07/21/2021 7:36:05 PM PDT by cockroach_magoo
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To: Tipllub

Punish the CCP, not us.


17 posted on 07/21/2021 7:36:56 PM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.)
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To: cockroach_magoo

Yep.


18 posted on 07/21/2021 7:46:09 PM PDT by Eagles6 (Welcome to the Matrix circa 1984.)
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To: Tipllub

I will not comply. My body my choice Works with abortion should work for masks and the jab.


19 posted on 07/21/2021 7:52:40 PM PDT by JoJo354 (Trump is still my President)
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Gee do you think that those thousands of illegals being sent all over the country without any health screening could be spreading COVID?


20 posted on 07/21/2021 7:53:35 PM PDT by The Great RJ ("Socialists are happy until they run out of people's money." Margaret Thatcher)
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