Outdoor activities are safe without masks — regardless of whether a person is vaccinated — as long as people are either alone or with immediate family members, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Tuesday. And fully vaccinated people can gather safely outdoors without masks in small groups.
The new guidance is part of an update from the agency on what activities are safest for Americans, depending on whether they are fully vaccinated; that is, those who are two weeks out from their last dose of Covid-19 vaccine.
And please, do not follow advice from TeeVee Dinner heir, vanity press owner, and notable Black Studies scholar Tucker Carlson and call the cops on people wearing masks. Alternative suggestion: if you see Tucker Carlson near children, call the cops.
I intend to keep wearing mine even after being vaccinated as no one knows anyone’s vaccination status.
West Virginia will offer a $100 savings bond to all young people as an added incentive to get vaccinated. Tiger Beat:
WEST VIRGINIA’S ‘KISS MY BUTT’ VACCINATION PLAN — The Biden administration is having a hell of a time trying to get a big chunk of the U.S. population to drop their resistance to getting vaccinated. But rather than earnest PSA ads and appeals to Trump for help, how about offering the holdouts cold cash? That’s what Republican West Virginia Gov. JIM JUSTICE came up with as a solution — and maybe he’s onto something. At a recent meeting, WaPo reports, Justice “started furiously jotting down numbers, doing back-of-the-envelope arithmetic on what it would cost to pay $100 to every person between the ages of 16 to 35 — one of the demographics most resistant to vaccination — who gets the shot. The total bill: Roughly $27.5 million.
“Justice said he knows there will be some who criticize his plan. ‘But if I’m able to pull this off and we are able to shut this down for the small price of $27.5 million … I would tell those critics to kiss my butt.’ The $100 proposition announced this week by West Virginia — which is available retroactively to young people who already got the shot — is just one of many incentives now being proposed by states, hospitals, schools and private employers to persuade unvaccinated Americans to get inoculated.”
Does Joe Manchin know about this? How can he eff this up?