Florida Governor Ron DeSantis attacked the Biden government for telling the public to keep wearing masks and social distance even after he received the COVID-19 vaccine.
“I believe that if you get a vaccine, the vaccines are effective, you are immune and therefore immune,” the Republican told a crowd in Lakeland, Florida on Friday.
“If you have a vaccine, you are immune,” said the governor.
‘You have to enjoy and have confidence.’
DeSantis criticized President Biden and his top medical adviser, Dr. Anthony Fauci, for “terrible” reports about the vaccine, saying that enforcing mitigation measures would be wary of discouraging Americans from taking the photo.
Florida Governor Ron DeSantis attacked the Biden government for telling the public to keep wearing masks and social distance even after getting the COVID-19 vaccine
DeSantis criticized President Biden (right) and his top medical adviser, Dr. Anthony Fauci (left), for ‘terrible’ reports about the vaccine, saying that enforcing mitigation measures will be wary of discouraging Americans from taking the shot. to get
“I also think it’s a problem that people who you say should get a vaccine and yet people who have been vaccinated for months are wearing two masks,” DeSantis said Friday.
If the vaccine is effective, why would you wear two masks? As some of these people do.
‘It does not make any sense.’
Public health officials in recent weeks have been encouraging the public to wear two masks to provide protection against coronavirus variants believed to be more contagious.
“ If you have physical coverage with one layer then you put another layer on it, then it makes sense that it would probably be more effective, and that’s why you see people double masking or doing some version of an N95, Fauci said in February.
New data from Moderna’s Phase III clinical trial showed that the vaccine is 90% effective in preventing COVID-19 infection six months after the second dose. Pictured: A health worker holds a vial of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine in New York City, January 2021
Recent data shows that those who receive the vaccine are largely protected from COVID-19 contamination.
Moderna Inc says its vaccine is 90 percent effective at protecting against COVID-19 six months after the second dose.
This is a decrease from estimates in previous clinical studies that suggested it could prevent 94.5 percent of infections, but it is evidence of long-term protection.
The updated data, from the company’s Phase III clinical trial, also showed that the shot was still 95 percent effective at 24 weeks, specifically against severe COVID.
While the 90 percent figure is lower than hoped, it’s no shock. Other major vaccine manufacturers AstraZeneca and Pfizer also saw their efficacy estimates drop.
Oxford and AstraZeneca updated their efficacy from 79 percent to 76 percent after a US study criticizing confusing study data.
And Pfizer’s actual effectiveness in a trial in Israel was estimated at 94 percent, against 95 percent in studies.
All vaccines approved in the United States for emergency use have been shown to prevent serious hospitalizations and deaths.
Nonetheless, Biden’s top public health officials were reluctant to withdraw recommendations that people wear masks, avoid travel, and avoid large gatherings, even after being vaccinated.
The mask guidelines largely remain in effect as the number of COVID-19 cases remains stubbornly high in the US – a development health experts blame for coronavirus variants circulating across the country.
The CDC says it is still collecting data to understand the risk of people who have been vaccinated and can still spread the virus to others. The public is urging the public to continue with mitigation action until more definitive data can be obtained.
Bill Maher Tore into Liberals and Media for Pushing ‘Panic Porn’ on Real Time on Friday
Maher also praised Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis for protecting its elderly population better than New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo
Cuomo has come under repeated fire for his dealings with nursing homes during the pandemic
Those who are fully vaccinated are urged not to visit others at home with an increased risk of COVID-19 without a mask. Large or medium-sized gatherings should also be avoided for now, the CDC said.
Indoor meetings with others who have been fully vaccinated are allowed.
But the American public seems to be showing signs of pandemic fatigue and eager to get back to the pre-mask days.
DeSantis was praised Friday by HBO Real Time presenter Bill Maher, who gave him the credit of protecting his state’s elderly population more effectively than New York Governor Andrew Cuomo.
Cuomo, a Democrat widely hailed for his leadership during the COVID-19 crisis, has been engulfed in a scandal after it was learned that his government was hiding the number of COVID-related deaths in nursing homes.
Maher said liberals and the press were promoting “ panic porn ” and that they had unfairly criticized DeSantis and Texas Governor Greg Abbott, who lifted his state’s mask mandate last month.
“Texas recently lifted its COVID restrictions and their infection rates have dropped, in part because people went out and the sun and wind took off,” Maher said.
“But for a lot of liberals, that can’t be right, because Texas and beach-loving Florida have Republican governors.”
There have been a total of 31,627,701 cases in the United States as of Saturday night with 566,893 dead. That number had risen from 31,567,744 total cases to 566,240 on Saturday morning.
Fauci, the foremost infectious disease expert, has been the face of government efforts to stem the spread of COVID-19.
His support for measures, including masks and social distancing, has angered Republicans who claim the mitigation efforts have damaged the economy.
The tension was on Thursday when House Rep. Jim Jordan, the Ohio Republican, emphatically challenged Fauci at a House Coronavirus Crisis Subcommittee hearing.
“We had 15 days to slow the spread and turned into a year of lost freedom,” Jordan said during the tense session.
“What statistics, what measures, what must happen before Americans regain their freedoms?”
‘You mean freedom and liberty. I see it as a public health measure to prevent people from dying and going to the hospital, ” Fauci told Jordan, saying the US will return to normal once enough people are vaccinated.
“Don’t you think Americans’ freedoms have been compromised in the past year, Dr. Fauci?” Jordan added.
“They have been attacked!”
Fauci then said to Jordan ‘you make this personal’ when the legislature said no one should criticize him.
“You have to respect the chair and shut up!” House Representative Maxine Waters, the California Democrat, intervened and snapped at Jordan.
It came after she opened her testimony by saying, ‘Dr. Fauci, I love you. ‘
Fauci was also reprimanded by another Republican, House Representative Steve Scalise, as he testified alongside Rochelle Walensky, director of Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Scalise held up photos of overcrowded border facilities and accused the US government of operating with a double standard.
“COVID-positive migrants are released into the country, and that’s allowed – but a vaccinated person can’t go to a restaurant?” Scalise said. “Children packed in overcrowded, poorly ventilated cells six inches, not six feet apart, twenty hours a day or more, but we can’t open schools to learn in person?”
Fauci answered Scalise’s questions more subtly, while suppressing Jordan’s claims.
“Undoubtedly, it is a very difficult situation at the border,” Fauci told Scalise. “ I mean, of course, anyone would like to resolve that situation, I know it’s a very difficult situation, ” he added after the Louisiana Republican asked if migrants in custody should follow COVID-19 social distance protocols .
Jordan also raised the border, pointing out how the Biden administration violated press freedom by not allowing journalists into the overcrowded facilities Scalise had brought photos of.
‘Guess! The press is not allowed in those facilities, ”Jordan said.
Fauci used a different tactic and said to Jordan, “I think you’re making this something personal and it’s not.”
“You are, that’s exactly what you do,” Fauci said.
“My recommendations are not a personal recommendation, they are based on the CDC guidelines, which are underlined …” Fauci continued, before being interrupted by Jordan.
Jordan demanded, again, to know “what steps must be taken before Americans regain their First Amendment freedoms.”
“I just told you that,” said Fauci.
“No, you didn’t give anything specific,” Jordan retorted.
“ Right now we have about 60,000 infections a day which is a very big risk for a wave, we’re not talking about freedoms, we’re talking about a pandemic that killed 560,000 Americans, that’s what we’re talking about, ” Fauci replied .
Jordan pointed out that businesses were closing and people could not attend church and kept pushing Fauci for a number.
“When 90 percent of members of Congress get vaccinated,” the committee chairman, House Representative Jim Clyburn, a South Carolina Democrat, added the gavel to tell Jordan his time was up.