President Joe Biden just confessed he shared the sense of “impending doom” regarding the pandemic noted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), noting Americans are becoming lax on lockdown efforts.
“We share the sentiment of Dr. Walensky, the head of the CDC,” Biden said. “The CDC expressed earlier today that this is not the time to lessen our efforts. That’s what she said.”
President Biden says he “shares the sentiment” of CDC Director Dr. Rochelle Walensky who said earlier today that she senses “impending doom” when it comes to coronavirus. pic.twitter.com/Kd7KEVZZgp
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“We’re giving up hard-fought, hard-won gains,” Biden added. “If we let our guard down now, we could see the virus getting worse, not better.”
Biden referred to some states that have rolled back mask mandates and other restrictions. The president did not mention states by name, though Florida, Texas, Mississippi and New Hampshire have served as early states to end restrictions.
The president also reminded Americans about the personal need to continue COVID-19 restrictions. He noted ongoing mask wearing and social distancing as remaining important.
Biden’s gloomy message follows CDC Director Rochelle Walensky’s report of being “scared” at Americans tiring over pandemic restrictions.
BREAKING: CDC Director Rochelle Walensky warns that she feels “impending doom” with the Covid case trajectory. “Right now I’m scared.” pic.twitter.com/MSJDQWRifA
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Biden and the CDC may continue to promote fear, but many Americans are moving on with life. The nation’s citizens have in many cases tuned out political voices on the pandemic, choosing to instead reopen on their own.