Red States are finally standing up to the CDC.
Multiple Red State Governors are refusing to put mask mandates on their citizens like the CDC is once again recommending.
Republican governors are rejecting new mask recommendations the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued Tuesday, casting the health guidance as a step back amid a push to vaccinate millions of Americans that is already struggling in their states.
In statements and public comments, governors said their states would not return to the mask orders issued in 2020.
“The CDC’s new guidance suggesting that vaccinated people wear masks indoors flies in the face of the public health goals that should guide the agency’s decision making,” Nebraska Gov. Pete Ricketts (R) said in a statement. “The State of Nebraska will not be adopting their mask guidance.”
“Public health officials in Arizona and across the country have made it clear that the best protection against COVID-19 is the vaccine. Today’s announcement by the CDC will unfortunately only diminish confidence in the vaccine and create more challenges for public health officials – people who have worked tirelessly to increase vaccination rates,” Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey (R) said in a statement.
GOP Governors in Texas and Iowa also called out the guidance:
“Gov. Abbott has been clear that the time for government mandating of masks is over – now is the time for personal responsibility,” Texas Gov. Greg Abbott’s (R) office said in a statement Tuesday. “Every Texan has the right to choose whether they will wear a mask, or have their children wear masks.”
Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds (R) called the new guidance “not grounded in reality or common sense.”
Any Governor who imposes authoritarian lockdowns on its citizens again should be primaired.
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