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If you thought Chuck Todd was bothered on Meet the Press Sunday by the CDC allowing vaccinated Americans to drop their masks, wait until you see Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot.
Speaking to MSNBC, on which Todd hosts a show, Lightfoot made it known her mask is not coming off, she’s not convinced it’s safe, and she’s encouraging others to stay masked up like she is until further notice.
Mayor Lightfoot (@chicagosmayor) says she hopes vaccinated Chicagoans continue wearing masks despite CDC guidance: "I’m going to continue to wear a mask in public and I’m going to encourage others to do so." pic.twitter.com/td7IOkCCdh
— Tom Elliott (@tomselliott) May 17, 2021
What type of clarification is she looking for? She didn’t say, but apparently, the type she and the country have received so far will not suffice.
“We’ve gotta make sure that people are continuing to follow the public health guidance,” she goes on.
Well, actually, you are telling them not to. The vaccinated, that is.
At least one person is smiling at Lightfoot’s announcement: MSNBC’s own Rachel Maddow, who is going through a bit of struggle as she “rewires” herself. Maddow said it’s going to take time and rewiring not to view unmasked Americans as “COVID deniers,” “selfish,” and “threats.”
(It seems like 70% of the crazy is said on MSNBC, no?)
It’s true. Masks mean to the Left what the MAGA hats once meant to the Right.