And today in “Mystery COVID Theater 3000,” we have President Joe Biden wearing a mask for a long outdoor walk to an isolated lectern to give a speech at the White House.
But not just any speech, mind you.
On Tuesday, Biden stepped out to announce new Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines regarding outdoor mask-wearing for fully vaccinated people. The CDC, generally known for almost comical over-circumspection in these matters, had reversed course on this one.
“Because of the extraordinary progress we’ve made in fighting this virus, and the progress our scientists have made in learning about how it gets transmitted, earlier today, the CDC made an important announcement,” Biden said.
“Starting today, if you’re fully vaccinated and you’re outdoors, you need, and not in a big crowd, you no longer need to wear a mask.”