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World Democrats’ new coronavirus mandates draw GOP fury: ‘Kiss my mask’

13:23  30 july  2021
13:23  30 july  2021 Source:   foxnews.com

America’s Mask Dilemma

  America’s Mask Dilemma Depending on where you live and your risk tolerance, vaccinated people are justified in either masking or unmasking indoors.For some Americans, this is no longer a choice. Buffeted by rising COVID-19 case counts resulting from the hyper-transmissible Delta variant, Los Angeles County re-implemented an indoor mask mandate a few days ago. Unlike mask guidelines elsewhere, the new rule applies to everyone, regardless of vaccination status. Other localities might soon follow.

"She can kiss my mask ." Sen. Marsha Blackburn, R-Tenn., called the renewed mask mandates a "socialist takeover of America" led by Pelosi and President Biden. "The Democrats are back at it again – whatever it takes to put you back into lockdown," she said in a video shared to Twitter. Cuomo had invited California restaurant owner Tony Roman to speak about his new policy for customers to show "proof of being un-vaccinated" to eat at his restaurant. The liberal CNN host objected to Roman’s policies and immediately attacked his logic, only for Roman to call out Cuomo's own hypocrisy when it

Democratic leaders around the country are facing criticism and blowback after they rushed to reimpose unpopular mask mandates following updated coronavirus guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.The CDC said this week that even vaccinated individuals in areas deemed as Former Rep. Vernon Jones, an ex- Democrat who is now a Republican seeking to unseat Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp in the GOP primary, blasted Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms for her embrace of a renewed mask mandate . “Keisha Lance Bottoms will let thugs burn down Atlanta, gun each other

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Democrats’ new coronavirus mandates draw GOP fury: ‘Kiss my mask’

Republicans in Congress lashed out Thursday as House Speaker Nancy Pelosi rushed to embrace new mask mandates and other new coronavirus-related guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Rep. Lauren Boebert, R-Colo., argued that the government has no authority over such edicts.

"If we cave on our freedoms in the halls of Congress, what hope do the people have across America?" she told Fox News on Thursday night.

Boebert was part of a large group of GOP lawmakers who protested Pelosi’s reinstated mask mandate this week by walking over to the Senate side of the Capitol, where there is no renewed requirement.

Hospitals Hit With Protests After Saying Employees Must Be Vaccinated: 'Stop Vax Bullying'

  Hospitals Hit With Protests After Saying Employees Must Be Vaccinated: 'Stop Vax Bullying' More than 100 people gathered in rallies across Iowa and Michigan on Saturday to protest COVID-19 vaccine mandates.More than 100 people gathered in rallies across Iowa and Michigan on Saturday to protest COVID-19 vaccine mandates, chanting slogans such as "stop vax bullying," "my body, my choice, the land of the free," and "mandates belong in socialist countries," among others.

Local mask mandates have been put in place in about a dozen communities across the state, including Denver, Boulder and Larimer counties. Some order residents to wear face coverings in businesses, others at all times in public; some orders attach misdemeanor criminal penalties to violations while Smith said mask wearing should be encouraged through social pressure and education, not through legal mandates , which he said are unenforceable and create angst among residents. Colorado has successfully slowed the spread of the novel coronavirus and hospitals have not been overwhelmed

MASK MANDATE : Capitol’s attending physician reinstates mask mandate inside Capitol complex on the House side due to COVID-19 surge pic.twitter.com/dCxFyZFAfd. While the masking rule was lifted for the fully vaccinated in mid-June on Monahan’s recommendation, he warned lawmakers last week that several vaccinated representatives had tested positive for the coronavirus , noting the fast spread of the more contagious Delta variant. He said at the time that House members might consider masking up, but stopped short of demanding a new mandate .

"I will not comply with Pelosi's anti-science mask mandates," she said. "She can kiss my mask."

Sen. Marsha Blackburn, R-Tenn., called the renewed mask mandates a "socialist takeover of America" led by Pelosi and President Biden.

"The Democrats are back at it again – whatever it takes to put you back into lockdown," she said in a video shared to Twitter. "Now we hear that Speaker Pelosi is going to have people arrested if they do not wear a mask. I don’t know about you, I’ve not heard one valid reason that a person who has been vaccinated should be forced to wear a mask."

Rep. Thomas Massie, R-Ky., is suing Pelosi over the mandate, raising constitutional challenges to her authority, he told Fox News’ Bill Hemmer on Thursday. CLICK HERE FOR MORE ON OUR TOP STORY.

Mandate the vaccine, not masks

  Mandate the vaccine, not masks Vaccines are the solution to Covid-19. Let’s make the most of them.With the rise of the delta variant and a rapid increase in Covid-19 cases, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is calling on vaccinated people to wear masks indoors again in places where the virus is quickly spreading. At least some school districts will likely require masks this fall. Local governments, from Massachusetts to California, are reviving mask mandates.

House GOP Leader Kevin McCarthy said the new guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on face masks were not 'based on science' but from 'liberal government officials'. Some Republicans have criticized the mask rule and pointed to contradictory advice from health officials, who early on said masks weren't necessary for general public, only to later advocate for them, saying their understanding of how the coronavirus was transmitted had evolved.

More: Coronavirus Florida: Latest charts and case counts. DeSantis, who steadfastly refused to enact a statewide mask mandate , needs legislative authority to strike down local face-covering laws, like those in Palm Beach, Broward and Miami-Dade counties. But once a GOP -backed bill passes, he said Under the new leadership of Dr. Rochelle P. Walensky, the CDC continues to recommend people wear masks “in public settings, at events and gatherings, and anywhere they will be around other people.” Dr. Terry Adirim, a former associate dean of the medical school at Florida Atlantic University and a

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- Pentagon calls COVID-19 a threat to national security, weighs making vaccinations a requirement

CNN’s Cuomo gets earful from California restaurant owner over COVID: ‘Why did you leave your house?’

A California restaurant owner called out CNN anchor Chris Cuomo this week during "Cuomo Prime Time" for breaking his quarantine back in 2020.

Cuomo had invited California restaurant owner Tony Roman to speak about his new policy for customers to show "proof of being un-vaccinated" to eat at his restaurant.

Tucker Carlson: This isn't about the science, here's proof

  Tucker Carlson: This isn't about the science, here's proof Tucker Carlson examines the evidence behind the CDC's new mask recommendations and highlights how their new guidance is all about power.If you’re looking for a single snapshot that perfectly distills the pure, hallucinogenic absurdity of the moment we’re living in, consider the Biden administration’s new guidance on COVID. We learned yesterday that America’s children will spend yet another year with covered faces. This, despite the fact that masks are demonstrably terrible for kids, and kids face no meaningful threat from coronavirus. Doesn’t matter. The White House says kids have to mask up. And so they will.

Democrats nearly all entered the chamber wearing either bandannas or masks — of many colors. At least two were orange. One wore a mask embroidered with a sparkly sequin American flag. In several Asian countries, authorities credit universal mask wearing with preventing major outbreaks of COVID-19. In Taiwan, which has a larger population than New York, there are about 400 cases of the coronavirus after early widespread mask wearing. Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) and Minority Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.) arrived on the House floor without masks , as did many GOP peers.

The coronavirus pandemic showed no signs of relenting on Thursday, with the U.S. marking a new record of over 50,000 cases in a day amid a surge of new cases in the Sun Belt. Koh lamented the lack of a national plan, and a key reason the country has been unable to manage its outbreak. Mask -wearing is one of those national policies that needs to be adopted, he added. The case surge has led to an inflection point among Republican leaders and the Trump Administration, whom have been resistant to public mask wearing but are now becoming more supportive.

The liberal CNN host objected to Roman’s policies and immediately attacked his logic, only for Roman to call out Cuomo's own hypocrisy when it comes to following COVID-19 restrictions.

"The whole reason this is happening is because people won’t protect themselves. I mean, what are you thinking?" Cuomo asked.

"Then why did you leave your house when you had COVID? I mean, you had it, and you left your house. It’s been documented," Roman replied. CLICK HERE FOR MORE.

Tucker Carlson: COVID has been good to Democrats, it got them to the White House

  Tucker Carlson: COVID has been good to Democrats, it got them to the White House Tucker Carlson highlights how Democrats have used face masks and COVID to take control of the United States, saying it helped them win the White House and Congress.That would be Kamala Harris — a person with no adult skills, who can’t figure out how to pronounce her own first name — is now issuing medical directives to medical doctors, and demanding they obey. The media, meanwhile, seem to think that’s perfectly normal. That’s how bonkers things have become. And yet, it all seems to be accelerating.

In other developments:

- California restaurant says it will serve only unvaccinated customers

- CNN’s Jake Tapper insists he’s ‘not a liberal Democrat’ nor ‘advocating that Joe Biden be reelected’

- Dave Rubin fires back at Twitter for locking account on ‘harmful’ COVID tweet: ‘They’re coming for everybody’

- Tampa Bay Times runs ‘hit piece’ on DeSantis press secretary on how she landed job, gets panned by critics

- Media ‘turning out the lights’ on Facebook’s infringement of free speech: Sen. Ted Cruz

US sailor facing charges in connection with USS Bonhomme Richard fire

The U.S. Navy has charged a sailor in connection with the massive fire that destroyed the USS Bonhomme Richard warship over four days in 2020 while docked off San Diego, a naval spokesman said Thursday.

Conservative reaction pours in after Dem mayors, governors impose new mask mandates: 'Kiss my mask'

  Conservative reaction pours in after Dem mayors, governors impose new mask mandates: 'Kiss my mask' Democratic leaders around the country are facing criticism and blowback after they rushed to reimpose unpopular mask mandates following updated coronavirus guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The CDC said this week that even vaccinated individuals in areas deemed as high-risk should return to wearing masks indoors – prompting the new wave in face-covering requirements. But the mandates are unpopular for numerous reasons. Some say the masks irritate them or hinder their breathing.

The unidentified sailor was a member of the ship's crew and is accused of starting the July 12, 2020 blaze, the Navy said. The charges are based on evidence collected during an investigation, Navy spokesman Cmdr. Sean Robertson said in a statement.

"Evidence collected during the investigation is sufficient to direct a preliminary hearing in accordance with due process under the military justice system," Robertson said.

Arson was suspected of causing the fire and a sailor was questioned, a senior defense official said weeks after the blaze.

The fire caused billions of dollars in damage on the amphibious assault ship, which raged over four days and was the Navy's worst U.S. warship fire outside of combat in recent memory. CLICK HERE FOR MORE.

How to Avert COVID-19 Catastrophe in Southern Schools

  How to Avert COVID-19 Catastrophe in Southern Schools Somehow, COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations are accelerating as rapidly and dangerously as they did during last summer’s surge in the southern United States. This time, many governors aren’t just refusing or curtailing social distancing—they are failing kids and teenagers with an unwillingness to better protect them from the risks posed by the Delta variant. The current approach—a toxic stew of milquetoast vaccine advocacy, anti-mask madness, and phony health freedom rhetoric—is a recipe for failure. More than ever we need pragmatic, committed, and non-ideological leadership.

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  Baltimore Mayor Brandon Scott Says 'Shut Up, Don't Complain' to Unvaccinated Over Masks "It's your fault that we're going back to having an indoor mask mandate," he said at a news conference."For anyone that's frustrated about wearing a mask and you're not vaccinated, then look in the mirror. It's your fault that we're going back to having an indoor mask mandate," Scott said during a news conference on Friday, according to WBAL-TV 11.

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SOME PARTING WORDS

Seattle-area radio host Jason Rantz spoke about rising crime and the effects of the "Defund the police" movement during an appearance on "Fox News Primetime" on Thursday night.

"When they decided to lean into the defunding of police, we [in Seattle] saw a huge rise in crime," Rantz said. "Last year was a 26-year homicide rate record that we hit and this year we are almost certainly going to exceed that.

"When you cut the police forces, people die and people have to understand that that’s the reality — and that the mayor suddenly is coming out and talking about it. I hope people realize that is telling you how dire the situation is in Seattle. You had within just a 24-hour period, over the weekend, four people get shot to death in just a couple of neighborhoods."

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Baltimore Mayor Brandon Scott Says 'Shut Up, Don't Complain' to Unvaccinated Over Masks .
"It's your fault that we're going back to having an indoor mask mandate," he said at a news conference."For anyone that's frustrated about wearing a mask and you're not vaccinated, then look in the mirror. It's your fault that we're going back to having an indoor mask mandate," Scott said during a news conference on Friday, according to WBAL-TV 11.

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