A doctor and Fox News staffer has attacked President Joe Biden for his continued mask-wearing nearly two and a half years into the pandemic — despite his close contact with first lady Jill Biden following her rebound case.
dr Nicole Saphier questioned why the President wore a mask as he walked outside alone after his own battle with the virus a month ago and with four COVID-19 vaccines on Monday.
When Biden arrived at a Secret Service training facility in Beltsville, Maryland on Friday to tape a televised report about cars with Jay Leno, he was seen walking towards his motorcade and sporting a black N-95 mask as an accessory to his navy blue suit and wore his aviator sunglasses .
Biden recovered from his own COVID case in early August — after a rare rebound.
Less than 10 days after Biden reunited with First Lady Jill Biden after isolation, she contracted coronavirus earlier this month at the end of a family vacation to Kiawah Island, South Carolina.
President Biden has been in close contact with his wife and is therefore masking, according to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidelines, which say those who come into close contact with someone who has tested positive should mask for 10 days .
President Joe Biden wears a black N-95 mask as he walks toward his motorcade Friday, August 26, during filming of a television segment about cars starring Jay Leno in Beltsville, Maryland
A Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center doctor questioned why Biden, despite his four vaccines, wore a mask, was outside and away from other people, and was recently recovering from his own case
“Four doses of Covid mRNA recently recovered from Covid go outdoors away from people.” dr Saphier noted this in a tweet on Monday.
“For the love of science and humanity, please take off your mask,” the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center doctor asked.
Fox News doctor and contributor Dr. Nicole Saphier (pictured) asked why Biden is still masking, despite CDC guidelines for close contacts to be masked for 10 days
Biden, 79, received both Pfizer shots before taking his oath of office and received two separate boosters as president when they were introduced.
In recent weeks, the CDC has changed its guidance so that unvaccinated and vaccinated people have the same recommendations for action if they contract coronavirus.
The guidelines say people can exit isolation five days after their first positive test and don’t have to mask themselves
It also advises that people with close contacts should mask themselves rather than isolate.
‘[I]Instead of quarantining if you’ve been exposed to COVID-19, wear a quality mask for 10 days and get tested on day 5,” according to CDC guidelines, updated Aug. 11.
Biden first tested positive for COVID-19 on Thursday, July 21.
White House physician Kevin O’Conner published daily letters about the president’s condition, noting that during his infection he experiences symptoms such as a runny nose, cough, sore throat and body aches.
After isolating for the minimum five days recommended by CDC guidelines, Biden tested negative on July 26 and again the following day.
He delivered a speech in the Rose Garden on July 27 with a message of hope for empowered Americans: You can now live “without fear” of the virus.
However, the president contracted a rare rebound case on July 30, which forced him back into isolation until August 7, when he returned to Delaware to be reunited with his wife.
Biden was not wearing a mask when he returned to Joint Base Andrews from a weekend in Delaware Monday, Aug. 29. He wore a mask last week after being in close contact with First Lady Jill Biden following a rebound case of COVID-19
On Aug. 16, the First Lady’s office announced that she had tested positive for COVID-19 in South Carolina after a day of shopping and biking with her family. After testing negative after five days of isolation, she also got a rebound case on August 24.
Both Bidens were taking the antiviral drug Paxlovid and both have had rebound cases after testing negative for the highly contagious but very mild strain of the virus.
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-11157803/For-love-science-remove-mask-Physician-questions-Biden-wearing-mask.html?ns_mchannel=rss&ns_campaign=1490&ito=1490 ‘For the love of science, remove the mask’: Doctor asks why Biden is still wearing a mask