Democrat and presidential candidate Joe Biden suggested during a briefing on COVID-19 (CCP Virus) that families should “wear masks” during the Thanksgiving celebration.
Biden, who plans to cut back on family activities planned for the celebration, urged families to wear a mask even while “indoors.” His claims were based on supposedly unidentified health expert sources.
The former vice president said the measure should be implemented during the holiday and stated that meetings between families should not exceed 10 people and that they should maintain social distancing protocols.
While during the press conference he suggested that he wants to make sure families are together on Thanksgiving, the strict measures that the former vice president has recommended to follow seem to distance themselves from that end.
“What is your message to people who are considering, for example, getting together with their families and others for Thanksgiving?” asked one of the journalists present, “Would you urge people to reconsider their plans?”
“This is what I would do. Let me tell you what the health experts have told me,” responded Biden, who explained, “They strongly urge that, if, in fact, we’re going to have Thanksgiving with anyone, that we limit it to maximum, maximum, they suggest five people, maximum 10 people, socially distanced, wearing masks, and people who have quarantined.”
“There should be no group more than ten people in one room at one time,” reiterated Biden “mean, inside the home. That’s what they’re telling me.”
In an interview with NBC News, a Biden campaign official reaffirmed that under Biden’s mandate, Americans will be required to wear masks and governors, mayors, and local leaders will be asked to comply.
“If a governor refuses [to enforce the masking], he will go to the mayors of the state and ask them to lead,” the official said, according to The Hill.
During the election campaign, Biden called for a “national mask mandate,” which led to a backlash from many Americans
Several Democratic leaders have enacted the containment measures for the upcoming dates.
Last week, New York Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced his intention to limit meetings in private residences to 10 people.
Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot told city residents to permanently cancel traditional Thanksgiving plans.
Meanwhile, California Democratic Gov. Gavin Newsom was recently discovered at a birthday party despite being critical of crowds during the pandemic crisis and especially of people planning to gather for Thanksgiving.
Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) recently spoke out against Biden’s containment measures. “I’m going to do everything I can to try to prevent Biden from locking us up and locking us down and forcing us to wear masks forever. We can’t go on like this forever.”
During an interview last Sunday with WABC radio, the Republican legislator said, “Today, Biden’s talking more about a lockdown,” according to the Daily Wire.
“This is absolutely why he’s going to be a terrible president if we get him. He’s going to ruin the country. Lockdowns don’t work. And in fact, all of the evidence on mandatory masks show that they don’t work either,” he added.