Here’s what happened.
According to The Daily Wire, CNN Host Jake Tapper enraged White House coronavirus response coordinator Jeff Zients by asking if President Joe Biden is too cautious about wearing masks.
“So why does President Biden, in a room full of vaccinated journalists, with everybody in that room vaccinated, why does he need to wear a mask?” Tapper asked.
“The president is going to continue to follow the CDC guidance,” Zients responded. “You know, it’s just a matter of a few weeks ago when all states made vaccines eligible for all Americans, so there still are Americans who want to get vaccinated, who may just have their first shot and are waiting for their second shot, or who haven’t had an opportunity yet to get their first shot, and we want those folks to get vaccinated.”
“I think one of the reasons why journalists are annoyingly harping on this, and some health experts are, is because there is a light at end of the tunnel, and President Biden being able to take off his mask in a room full of journalists and White House staffers — all of whom are fully vaccinated — is a demonstration that the vaccines work,” Tapper said. “You and I are both vaccinated, and you and I are in a room together talking, and I have no fear that I’m going to get the virus from you, and I assume vice versa. I think the concern is that by being overly cautious, the signal is going out to the public that there isn’t necessarily light at end of the tunnel.” You can read the full article here.
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