Steve Doocy’s Covid Conspiracies go additional, claiming that the CDC’s new pointers have been designed to distract from borderline points
Steve Doocy, co-host of Fox and Friends, claimed that the Centers for Disease, Control and Prevention (CDC) guidelines, which lifted the mask mandate for fully vaccinated people, are attracting the attention of migrants in the United States should draw the southern border, in addition to “inflation” and “gas pipelines”.
The CDC announced this last week “Fully vaccinated individuals can resume activities without wearing a mask or physically distancing themselves, unless required by federal, state, local, tribal, or territorial laws, rules and regulations, including local corporations – and workplace guidelines. “
“It’s all political,” said Doocy. “That’s why I know the CDC [Biden] The government says it wasn’t political why the CDC changed its guidelines, but if you look at the bad news the government has faced. The gas pipelines, the inflation, the crisis on the southern border, all sorts of things at the same time. And so they say, “Oh, the CDC, they looked at the science.”
Doocy called the adjustment “a political calculation” in response to “the myriad of bad news” to increase the Democrats’ chances of retaining or expanding their majority in Congress.
You can hear Doocy’s remarks in the video below.
Steve Doocy says the CDC’s change to COVID-19 guidelines was “a political calculation” to distract Americans from gasoline lines, inflation and the southern border. pic.twitter.com/qsw5NSzaih
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There is no evidence that the decision was politicized.
The decision was based on scientific evidence showing vaccines are remarkably effective at protecting people from getting infected with Covid-19, CDC Director Rochelle Walensky said NPR on Thursday.
“That science, coupled with all of the epidemiological data we have, really says that the moment is now,” she said at the time.
When asked whether continued rules and regulations are “relevant”, Walensky replied to the citizens “I also kind of need to understand that a lot of these policies are being implemented at the jurisdiction and local level.”
“And indeed, I think it’s really important for people to understand that if you aren’t vaccinated you are at risk unless you get vaccinated or keep wearing your mask. I would say now is the time to get vaccinated, ”she added. “But most of all, I think it’s really important at the jurisdiction level to understand how your jurisdiction operates. The whole country is not a homogeneous space. “
Alan is a New York-based writer, editor, and news junkie.