Calls for masks to be worn into next year; Claims “more people will die” if Trump doesn’t concede

Published on 19 November, 2020

Steve Watson

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Joe Biden responded to Dr Scot Atlas’ call for Americans to resist draconian lockdown measures this week by painting him up as a crazy person and urging more people to keep wearing masks into next year.

Atlas, a leading member of President Trump’s coronavirus task force, announced Sunday that “The only way this stops is if people rise up.”

He was responding to an announcement by the governor of Michigan that new lockdown restrictions will be enforced, closing businesses and preventing individuals from socialising.

“You get what you accept. #FreedomMatters#StepUp” Atlas added to his tweet, which has since been removed.

“The idea that the president’s now existing remaining advisor on COVID is saying that they should resist,” Biden said, adding “What the hell is the matter with these guys?”

Biden then claimed that wearing masks will save 100,000 lives, despite the fact that there is no evidence to support the claim.

“You know, every major individual of any consequence in the health field is saying, ‘We can save 100,000 lives just between now and January 21 by wearing these masks,’” Biden said.

“It’s going to take a while for the vaccine to be able to be available, distributed, and get to people. We’re talking about 350,000 to 400,000 people dying,” he added.

Biden also suggested that President Trump’s refusal to concede the election could mean that “more people may die” from the virus.

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