The CDC shocked everyone this week by recommending that vaccinated people no longer need to wear masks in most situations.
Many people on the right believe this was a calculated political decision meant to distract from the imploding Biden administration.
Some people on the left just can’t imagine life without masks.
MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow said she was going to have to ‘rewire’ herself.
FOX News reports:
MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow on new CDC guidelines: Need to ‘rewire’ myself to not see unmasked people as ‘a threat’
MSNBC host Rachel Maddow said Thursday she would need to “rewire” herself to no longer look at unmasked people as a “threat” in response to relaxed federal guidelines for vaccinated persons.
Following months of criticism, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced Thursday that vaccinated people could ditch masks in nearly all circumstances. While met with relief and calls like “it’s about damn time” from Republicans like Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, some liberal figures fretted about the sudden shift.
“I feel like I’m going to have to rewire myself so that when I see someone out in the world who’s not wearing a mask, I don’t instantly think, ‘You are a threat,’” Maddow said. “Or you are selfish or you are a Covid denier and you definitely haven’t been vaccinated. I mean, we’re going to have to rewire the way that we look at each other.”
Watch the video below:
Maddow: Be patient and compassionate with each other as we deal with another period of change. pic.twitter.com/By2uXygf6l
— Maddow Blog (@MaddowBlog) May 14, 2021
Maddow isn’t the only person on the left who feels this way.
The Daily Caller reports:
‘Too Risky’: Progressives Are Upset CDC Lifted Mask Mandate
Progressives voiced their dismay following the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention updated guidance that vaccinated people no longer need to wear masks indoors or outdoors.
Progressives and medical experts immediately criticized the new Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) mask guidelines, arguing that the alteration was extreme and would be harmful to certain parts of the population. Others said the new guidance is confusing and disincentivizes people to get vaccinated.
“The CDC has done an about-face that’s shockingly abrupt: it’s confusing & could actually disincentivize vaccines,” Dr. Leana Wen, a George Washington University public health professor, tweeted after the announcement Thursday.
Why is the left denying science?