“We won’t go back. We won’t mask our children,” former President Donald Trump declared Tuesday after the Biden Administration’s CDC reversed course, saying that unvaccinated and, in particular, school-age children should resume wearing coronavirus masks.
Americans have learned how to live safely in the face of the virus, Trump said in a statement released through his Save America PAC. The Biden Administration has “learned nothing from the last year.”
“Don’t let this happen to our children or our country,” Trump urges:
“Joe Biden and his Administration learned nothing from the last year. Brave Americans learned how to safely and responsibly live and fight back. Don’t surrender to COVID. Don’t go back! Why do Democrats distrust the science? Don’t let this happen to our children or our Country.”
CDC Director Rochelle Walensky said Tuesday that "new science" on the Delta variant prompted CDC's updated masking guidance for fully vaccinated people, including school kids:
"In areas with substantial and high transmission, CDC recommends that fully vaccinated people wear masks in public, indoor settings to help prevent the spread of the delta variant and protect others. This includes schools.
"CDC recommends that everyone in K to 12 schools wear a mask indoors, including teachers, staff, students and visitors, regardless of vaccination status.”