(RepublicanInformer.com)- Just before President Joe Biden gave his first State of the Union address on Tuesday, night, the attending physician of Congress advised Congressional staff that masks are longer required. It meant that President Joe Biden could address both Congress and the general public without forcing everyone in the room to wear masks – a visual that most people would see as an indication that the COVID-19 pandemic is not coming to an end.
Biden used his speech to paint a positive picture of America, despite a struggling economy, rapidly rising inflation, and a possible Third World War. But at least there were no masks, right?
Brian Monahan, the attending physician of Congress, issued a memo on Sunday night saying that wearing a mask was now a matter of “individual choice.”
Only two weeks ago, however, members of Congress were urged by the House sergeant at arms to wear masks at all times during Biden’s then-upcoming State of the Union address. In a memo, the sergeant at arms told House members that they “must continuously wear an issued, FDA-authorized, KN95 or N95 mask that completely covers the nose and mouth.” Anyone who didn’t comply with the requirement faced a fine or removal from the event.
It comes after the Centers for Disease Control updated its official guidance on Friday, telling Americans that mask-wearing was no longer necessary indoors while in parts of the United States with low numbers of COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations. Washington, D.C., was placed in a “green zone,” which means nobody is required to wear masks.
It’s a victory in one sense, but doesn’t change the fact that the entire American economy has been compromised in the name of mask-wearing, vaccine mandates, and lockdowns. The pandemic may be coming to an end, but how long will the American people feel the economic consequences?