TRUMP VOWS ‘WE WON’T MASK OUR CHILDREN’ IN WAKE OF NEW CDC RECOMMENDATION

From NYPOST.COM

Former President Donald Trump blasted the Biden administration Tuesday after the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommended indoor mask mandates in most areas of the US as well as in all K-12 schools, regardless of vaccination status.

“We won’t go back,” the 45th president said. “We won’t mask our children. Joe Biden and his Administration learned nothing from the last year. Brave Americans learned how to safely and responsibly live and fight back.

“Don’t surrender to COVID,” Trump added. “Don’t go back! Why do Democrats distrust the science? Don’t let this happen to our children or our Country.”

Earlier Tuesday, CDC Director Dr. Rochelle Walensky said masks should be worn in indoor public places in locations where coronavirus transmission is either “substantial” or “high.” The agency defines “substantial” transmission in an area as having between 50 and 99 new cases per 100,000 people over a seven-day period. “High” transmission is defined as having 100 or more cases per 100,000 people over a seven-day period.

Currently, 63.45 percent of US counties are experiencing “substantial” or “high” levels of transmission as defined by the CDC, including all five NYC boroughs, Nassau and Suffolk counties on Long Island, and Bergen, Essex and Union counties in New Jersey.

Walensky also said that while America’s children should “return to full time in-person learning in the fall with proper prev… (Read more)