March 6, 2021

Biden Inauguration Highlights COVID Divide

As the nation gathered to watch the inauguration this week, one thing became glaringly obvious: President Joe Biden is already breaking his promises to the American people.

If you recall, throughout the presidential campaign, Biden tweeted repeatedly that if elected president, he would “listen to the experts” to combat the coronavirus. Yet, amidst a pandemic where the death toll reached a grim milestone this week — surpassing 400,000 COVID-19 deaths, according to John Hopkins University — the president and many of his high-profile guests attending his inauguration flouted CDC guidelines and advice of the so-called experts.

For instance, Lady Gaga, Garth Brooks and Jennifer Lopez were all permitted to sing at the 46th president’s swearing in ceremony — something that Americans are forbidden from doing at church, our kids’ schools, music venues and elsewhere because the “experts” say singing can spread the highly contagious coronavirus.

“It is possible that COVID-19 may spread through the droplets and airborne particles that are formed when a person who has COVID-19 coughs, sneezes, sings, talks, or breathes,” says the CDC. It warns, “There is growing evidence that droplets and airborne particles can remain suspended in the air and be breathed in by others, and travel distances beyond 6 feet (for example, during choir practice, in restaurants, or in fitness classes).”

As such, California Governor Gavin Newsom banned singing and chanting in churches last summer. A ban that’s still in effect restricting Americans from practicing their faith singing Gospel music and other forms of religious expression.

Yet, the “rules” never seem to apply to liberal elites.

Consider the irony that while Biden’s privileged pals were singing to their heart’s content, just two days earlier — on MLK Day — Dr. Anthony Fauci, the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, who Biden has brought on as his top COVID adviser, told more than 100 Black clergy and leading public health officials at a Choose Healthy Life Black Clergy Conclave event that they won’t be able to sing at church until “maybe” next fall.

The question came from the Rev. John Vaughn, a pastor at Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta. He asked Biden’s top pandemic adviser, “When can we expect to go back to church, when we’ll be able to sing, we’ll be able to do wind instruments?” he asked.

Not until “the overwhelming proportion of our population,” at least 70-85% of the population, is vaccinated, said Fauci. But again, none of that purported “expert” advice stopped Biden’s guests from abiding by the same restrictions imposed on the rest of us.

Inaugural attendees violated social distancing guidelines and at times mask mandates. Many hugged those outside their household —something the CDC and other “experts” strongly discourage. If you think former First Lady Michelle Obama hugging President Biden’s grandchildren at the inauguration was no big deal, try telling that to millions of Americans whose children haven’t been able to hug or visit their own grandparents for almost a year.

Other attendees held hands, gave fist bumps, high-fives and, in the case of Jennifer Lopez, skipped wearing a mask as she walked arm in arm with a Marine escorting her to the stage.

COVID “rules” for thee, but not for me.

Yes, attendees were required to get COVID-19 tests prior to the event, per reports. However that requirement doesn’t lift singing bans for millions of Christians and other people of faith across America, nor does it exempt professional musicians who would gladly get tested if that meant being able to earn a living or sing at their place of worship.

Same with school kids across the country who are still barred from participating in musical theatre or singing in a choir. And let’s not forget that just last month in towns across America Christmas caroling, the beloved holiday tradition was canceled because we were told by the “experts” it’s too dangerous to sing — even if the caroling took place outside and participants were distanced.

Let’s also consider all the restaurants and other small businesses crushed throughout the pandemic and the millions of jobs destroyed due to social distancing mandates and other government restrictions. Who speaks for them while Lopez belts out “This Land Is Your Land”?

Adriana Cohen is a nationally syndicated columnist with Creators Syndicate. To find out more about Adriana Cohen and read her past columns, please visit the Creators Syndicate webpage at www.creators.com.

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19 Responses

    1. We’re doing great, it’s the snow birds and vacationers fleeing California, New York, DC, and all the other scumbags
      from their democrat states that accepted the “shut down”, that come here with their bugs, that are the problem !

  1. Garth Brooks, gag, Lopez! Alll Democrats! Hollywood and democrats are hypocrites ! This is why the riots will continue!!!!

  2. Got any service of a Protestant or Catholic church, and you’ll witness 4 seperate demonstrations of belief, in which only 3 are mentioned as observances in the New Testament in Paul’s letter to the Ephesions chapter 5.
    Singing Psalms and Hymns, Offering UpPrayers and Breaking Bread (Lord’s Supper or Eucharist). Preaching, Teaching and Liturgy aren’t mentioned, because that practice is laid upon every Christian as a task, to “teach/preach the Word unto all Nations.”
    Thanks to Unconstitutional mandates, 2 of the 3 commands we’re admonished to follow, have been forbidden to us; Singing and Communion.
    “Congress shall make no laws governing the practice of Religion, or the free exercise thereof.”
    The mandates that are forbidding the free exercise of religion are Unconstitutional, period, and there is no debate on the issue.

      1. They sure don’t seem to do they. Well, dictators make their own rules a laws and they are the only ones who do not have to follow them.

  3. You are right. Such mandates are, in fact, unconstitutional. You can wrap any reasoning you want supporting it in any tissue-paper of lies, but it is still unconstitutional. Any point of attempting to initiate a debate about it is instantly rendered moot.

  4. John Roberts of all people, says demoncraps can’t prosecute Trump, but he won’t do one dern thing about our Constitutional Rights. He’s minus a couple hanging!

  5. These people will meet their maker someday soon? If they are able to keep going ? The number of people that they kill with the lie of Covid will be written as the biggest con in history! They are not one bit concerned with the deaths. The ONLY TRUTH IS THEIR CONTROL OF POWER. We see you! May Gods have mercy on your souls!

  6. BIDEN AND PELOSI CALL THEMSELVES DEVOUT CATHOLICS. THEIR RELIGION IS GONE. THEY HAVE FORGOTTEN GOD IN EVERYWAY. WHEN THEY MEET OUR LORD THEY WILL SHED TEARS AND THINK THEY CAN BEG THEIR WAY TO FORGIVENESS BUT I’M SORRY THAT IT WON’T WORK. THEY SHOULD BE THROWN OUT OF THE CATHOLIC CHURCH. IF THIS IS THE KIND OF PEOPLE THAT THE CATHOLIC CHURCH WANTS THEN I WANT NOTHING TO DO WITH THE CATHOLIC CHURCH OF WHICH I HAVE CALLED MYSELF A CATHOLIC. WE ARE CLOSER TO THE END AND OF JESUS COMING AND I AM READY.

  7. Will someone start a petition to force Biden to close the border.
    Will someone start a petition to force Biden to finish the border wall.
    Will someone start a petition to stop Biden from giving [email protected]@re to [email protected]
    Will someone start a petition to force Biden to reinstall the XL pipeline.
    Will someone start a petition to force term limits on all congressmen.
    Will someone start a petition to remove immunity for congressmen.
    Will someone start a petition to pardon president Trump.
    Will someone start a petition to impeach Pelosi, Schumer.

  8. Texas need to institute its own immigration policy, just as California’s Newson does. Besides with all these states making their own elect laws, I think we should make our own immigration laws. The Supreme Court isn’t going to do any thing any, cause it doesn’t have any standing.

  9. “As the nation gathered to watch the inauguration this week,…” Which nation would that be? Seems viewership was down in this country

  10. Joseph Biden President-elect but not my president. I find this man to be an incompetent completely an idiot. Number one reason is you cannot open the borders of the United States with an epidemic going on we have thousands and thousands and millions of people in our land that needs jobs need medical attention and there just isn’t enough resources to go around. Now I personally call Joseph Biden China Joe he cares more about what happens in China and his family holdings than he does about the United States and the people of the United States is rhetoric does not line up with his actions.

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