President Trump warned ahead of the 2020 election that Democrats would not let the powers accrued during the pandemic go, and White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki just proved him right.
After President Trump and his coronavirus task force expedited not one but two vaccines for COVID-19 in less than a year, many hopeful Americans, weary of pandemic austerity measures, believed that the lockdowns, masks, and social distancing would come to an end, and life could return to normal. But such a happy ending does not serve the Democrat agenda well.
In a White House press conference, Psaki said that every American should be vaccinated against COVID-19:
What we are also trying to do is make sure our medical experts are available to ensure people understand, and I’ll reiterate it here today, it’s not just a vaccine, it’s obviously an incredible medical breakthrough and we want every American to have one.
But then Psaki went on to say that vaccination is not enough, and masks and social distancing are not going away but are “essential.”
But even after you’re vaccinated, social distancing, wearing masks are gonna be essential, and we’ll need to continue communicating about that through medical experts.
Psaki’s words confirm the fears of many that the COVID-19 mask is really about control, and this latest announcement strengthens the argument. Democrats are unwilling to relinquish the power the pandemic has given them, and masks and social distancing are the new normal.
The messaging from the Biden administration has many critics worried.
Senator Tom Cotton (R-AR), concerned that the Biden policy would discourage people from getting the vaccine, tweeted after Psaki’s announcement: “The message that mask-wearing and distancing will never end is wrong. It will discourage people from getting the vaccine.”
Former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo accused the Biden administration of not caring about the people and lengthening the “pandemic-mode” to retain control over them: “No science. Just power and control. They don’t care about hard-working Americans, who must get out of pandemic-mode to support their families, loved ones, and businesses.”