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President Biden: Lockdowns Are Off the Table, ‘For Now’

President Joe Biden removes his mask to deliver remarks on the importance of COVID-19 vaccine requirements in Elk Grove Village, Ill., October 7, 2021. (Evelyn Hockstein/Reuters)

Then-candidate Joe Biden, October 30, 2020:

President Biden, earlier today:

Not only is the virus not “shut down,” more than a year after Biden’s election, the shut down of the country and the economy are only off the table “for now.”

New York City announced a “mask advisory” today, mask requirements are returning to Colorado counties. The state of Oregon just lifted its outdoor mask requirement. Schools are closed because of COVID-19 outbreaks in Arizona, Colorado, KansasMichigan, Minnesota, and other states. Less than half the workers in the financial industry have returned to the office; as of October, fewer than 25 percent of office workers have returned to downtown Washington D.C. — even though vaccines have been available for almost a year.

Either Joe Biden had no idea how difficult it would be to “shut down the virus,” or he knew, and simply lied to the public because he wanted to get elected.

Editor’s note: This article originally stated that New York City re-imposed a mask mandate; it has announced a “mask advistory.” 

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