Seems sad that the stigmatization of those who don’t cover up is ending.
MSNBC host Rachel Maddow reacted to the CDC’s announcement on face coverings by saying she would have to “rewire” her brain in order to not perceive those who don’t wear masks as a “threat.”
The CDC said yesterday that those who had been vaccinated could remove their masks in indoor settings (aside from a bunch of exemptions, including airports, public transport, hospitals and care homes).
This prompted Maddow’s brain to short circuit as she expressed the difficulty she would have in dispensing with the idea of treating those who don’t wear masks as dangerous lepers.
“I’m going to have to rewire my self so that when I see somebody out in the world who’s not wearing a mask, I don’t instantly think ‘you are a threat’ or you are selfish or you are a COVID denier and you definitely haven’t been vaccinated,” said Maddow.
“We’re going to have to rewire the way that we look at each other,” she added.
Perhaps Maddow is just sad that there’s no longer official justification to intimidate and harass those who choose not to wear masks, something that leftists have enjoyed doing for the best part of a year.
The notion that people who don’t wear masks are a “threat” is of course completely ludicrous since the COVID-19 virus particle is 1,000 times smaller than the holes in the mask anyway.
After Texas ended its mask mandate, COVID cases dropped to a record low and a similar pattern was observed in Florida and South Dakota.
Meanwhile, leftist-controlled areas that had the most draconian mask mandates routinely had the highest COVID infection rates.
Joe Biden yesterday suggested that Americans who don’t take the vaccine will have to mask up indefinitely, although there is no explanation of how this would be enforced.