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0646, 28 Feb 22

Capitol Lifts Mask Mandate for SOTU


WASHINGTON (AP) — Face coverings are now optional for President Joe Biden’s State of the Union address Tuesday, as Congress is lifting its mask requirement on the House floor after federal regulators eased guidelines last week in a rethinking of the nation’s strategy to adapt to living with a more manageable COVID-19.


Congress’ Office of the Attending Physician announced the policy change Sunday, lifting a requirement that has been in place for much of the past two years and had become a partisan flashpoint on Capitol Hill. The change ahead of the speech will avoid a potential disruptive display of national tensions and frustration as Biden tries to nudge the country to move beyond the pandemic.


The nation’s capital is now in an area considered low risk under the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s new metrics, which place less of a focus on positive test results and more on what’s happening in community hospitals. The new system greatly changes the look of the CDC’s risk map and puts more than 70% of the U.S. population in counties where the coronavirus is posing a low or medium threat to hospitals. Healthy people in those risk areas can stop wearing masks indoors, the agency said.


0646, 28 February 2022


  1. Mar

    Gee, what are the odds this happened before the SOTU and primary season
    Shows once again, these mandates were political all along

    And Lying Karen Le Roi was wrong again, a long the fake doctor.

  2. Jason


    >But the C.D.C. has been routinely collecting information since the Covid vaccines were first rolled out last year, according to a federal official familiar with the effort. The agency has been reluctant to make those figures public, the official said, because they might be misinterpreted as the vaccines being ineffective.

    >Ms. Nordlund confirmed that as one of the reasons. Another reason, she said, is that the data represents only 10 percent of the population of the United States. But the C.D.C. has relied on the same level of sampling to track influenza for years.

    >Some outside public health experts were stunned to hear that information exists.

    I thought SCIENCE was all about data and the fact that people interpret data differently is not a concern of SCIENCE. I don’t need Government SCIENCE to spin the data into a story for me.

  3. Merlin

    >Impact Research is Biden’s polling firm.

    The subject matter in this case is WuFlu, but this three monkeys strategy has been the first page of the Democrat playbook for a very long time now. Don’t see it, don’t hear it, don’t speak of it. Sadly, it has worked rather well for them.

    I find it curious that Squad Leader Talib is being given an opportunity to commit a bit of fratricide rebutting China Joe’s upcoming SOTU speech. NATO and the EU have pushed Big Joey out of the loop regarding recent Russian transgressions. Stephanopolus is speaking openly of Biden’s glaringly diminished cognitive skills. Hillary is squeaking her best squawk. Dr. Jill introducing Kamala Harris as POTUS, even jokingly, is more than a bit odd. All is not well under their big tent.

  4. dad29

    FWIW, the mask-mandate for school busses is dead.

  5. Jason

    It’s amazing the change in the Covid Risk Map of the Nation overnight after the CDC changed their risk formula. Between Friday night and Saturday morning, we went from Red with a little Orange to Green with a little Yellow. At the snap of a finger.


  6. Mar

    Now, what will the fake doctor Fauci do now?
    With war in Ukraine and the Chinese flu cases dwindling and the mid terms, he’s going to much face time on TV..

  7. Mar

    Watching the clown car of Democrats go into the Capitol.
    I dare any liberal to defend Senile Joe and his fellow clowns.

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