Some 78 million vaccine doses have been administered but Mr Biden said this was not a reason to end public health measures.
“The last thing we need is Neanderthal thinking that in the meantime everything’s fine, take off your mask, forget it,” Mr Biden said. “It still matters.”
Senior health officials in his administration have warned about the continued spread of the virus – and highly contagious variants of it – hampering the progress of the country’s vaccination programme.
“Now is not the time to release all restrictions,” Rochelle Walensky, the director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), said.
Have you noticed that the “senior health officials” have not been able to give any actual guidance on when things can open? What is it? Herd immunity? X% vaccinated? Hospitalization rate? Death rate? What do we have to do before they give their blessing to open?
The truth is that Biden and the Democrats need the fear and uncertainly to ram through their radical agenda. They will never bless reopening completely. There will always be another strain or a spike. If we leave it to them, we will be wearing masks and killing ourselves alone in our homes forever.
Meanwhile, some governors (not Wisconsin’s) are trying to balance public health with other priorities – economic, educational, cultural, societal – to make decisions.