The US President expressed the hope that almost the entire population of the country has already understood the need to wear protective masks.
US President Joe Biden called the authorities of Texas and Mississippi to abolish the requirement of mandatory wearing of medical masks due to the pandemic caused by the new coronavirus, a manifestation of the way of thinking of Neanderthals.
“I believe that this is a big mistake,” the American leader told reporters at the White House on Wednesday, commenting on these decisions of Texas and Mississippi. “We are very close to fundamentally changing the nature of this disease through vaccination. < … > The last thing we need is the way of thinking of Neanderthals, which boils down to the fact that everything is fine, and you can remove the masks,” – said the head of the US administration.
He expressed the hope that almost the entire population of the country has already understood the need to wear protective masks.
The decision to cancel the aforementioned sanitary-epidemiological measures adopted by the governors of Texas and Mississippi, representing the Republican Party. Biden is a Democrat.
On Tuesday, Texas Governor Greg Abbott abolished the mandatory wearing of medical masks in the state due to the rejection of some restrictions imposed due to the coronavirus pandemic. Mississippi followed the example of Texas. Both states also lifted restrictions on the maximum number of people who can stay on the premises of institutions and businesses.