President Joe Biden said he wants states to “pause their reopening efforts” during a coronavirus briefing on Monday.
Biden is demanding that states and municipalities reissue mask mandates and that all private businesses should require masks.
“Please, this is not politics,” said Biden.
“Mask up, mask up, its a patriotic duty,” said Biden. “Its the only way we ever get back to normal.”
In other news, Biden said that around 75% of Americans over 65 have received at least one dose of the coronavirus vaccine. 90% of all adults will be eligible to receive the vaccine by April 19th. The final 10% will be eligible by May 1st.
“Due to the steps we’re taking today 90 percent of Americans will be within 5 miles (from a vaccine site),” said Biden.
“We still need everyone to do their part. We still are in a war with this deadly virus… but this war is far from won,” said Biden.
Several states, including Texas, have gotten rid of mask mandates. Despite the fearmongering from Joe Biden, statistics are on Texas’s side. Over two weeks after the abolishment of the mask mandate, Texas’s cases continue to fall.