Fox News anchor Chris Wallace asked CDC Director, Rochelle Walensky, why filled sports arenas were not contributing to an increase in COVID-19 cases on “Fox News Sunday.”
“You see thousands, maybe tens of thousands of people all together closely – not a single mask in sight. I understand it is outdoors,” Wallace said, “but what does it mean that there are no spikes in most of these areas when you have folks crowded into these stadiums?”
While saying that the unvaccinated should still use masks, Walensky argued that outdoors usually tend to be a safer environment.
“We would still encourage unvaccinated people to wear a mask in these circumstances, but since these games are outdoors, that usually is a much safer environment,” Walensky stated.
CDC guidelines report, “In general, you don’t need to use a mask while outdoors. In places with high numbers of coronavirus cases, consider using a mask while in a crowded outdoor setting and for activities that involve close contact with other people who are not completely vaccinated.”
When asked about the incoming holidays, Walensky said, “It is very important that we are together with our friends and family during these holidays. We have these prevention strategies that we understand works to be safe for the holidays.”
She urged people who were not vaccinated to get the vaccine before they celebrate the upcoming holidays and reiterated that outdoor event were safer compared to indoors.
Earlier this month, White House top medical adviser Dr. Fauci came under criticism for casting doubt on if Americans could celebrate the incoming holidays with loved ones.
Fauci said it was “too soon to say” whether holiday events should be restricted for the second year in a row because of the ongoing pandemic, but said Americans should focus on lowering the amount of new hospitalizations and infections.
More and more Americans are becoming tired of Democrats’ control-freak policies about a virus with a very small death rate. While they request that the country be locked-down because of covid-19, they chose not to lock-down America’s border when the Delta variant was isolated in India. Choosing to put their open border agenda above American lives which they now claim to want to protect, by giving themselves more power.
Author: Scott Dowdy