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Biden’s Mask, Ask For The Indignation Among Trump Supporters As Covid Cases, 14 Million

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After President-elect Joe Biden announced on Thursday that he would encourage Americans to wear face masks for 100 consecutive days in order to curb the spread of COVID-19, some individuals who do not believe in the efficiency of masks criticized Biden’s proposal.

Biden, who is projected to be inaugurated as U.S. president in January, has often claimed that the wearing of face masks could help prevent the transmission of the coronavirus. However, some individuals have expressed the opinion that mask-wearing impinges upon their civil rights. Biden appeared to be offering a compromise to mask deniers during his Thursday comments.

“The first day I’m inaugurated to say I’m going to ask the public for 100 days to mask,” Biden said in an interview broadcast Thursday on CNN. “Just 100 days to mask, not forever. One hundred days.”

“And I think we’ll see a significant reduction if we occur that, if that occurs with vaccinations and masking to drive down the numbers considerably,” Biden added.

Biden’s statement came as the U.S. passed 14 million positive cases of COVID 19. As of December 3, 14,535,196 cases of the coronavirus had been recorded in the U.S. with 282,829 fatalities attributable to the virus.

Biden’s suggestion did not sit well with some conservatives who tweeted their disagreement with the 100-day long mask mandate.

“Joe Biden asks everyone in America to wear a mask for his first 100 days like most people haven’t been wearing them FOR THE PAST SIX MONTHS,” tweeted Daily Caller reporter Scott Morefield.

“Just more proof that face masks are a religious cult at this point,” Morefield added. “No amount of data will ever change the minds of these fanatics.”

“Biden says he will ask Americans to wear face masks during the first 100 days of his administration,” tweeted author and radio host Todd Starnes. “I’m not sure that’s enough to stifle the stench of his leftist, America-Last agenda.”

WE WILL NOT COMPLY!” tweeted Georgia Congresswoman-elect Majorie Taylor Greene.

President-elect Joe Biden’s Thursday statement that he would ask Americans to wear masks for 100 days after he takes over the presidency was criticized on social media by some who disagreed with the idea.
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“Where it started: ’15 days to slow the spread'” tweeted reporter for the conservative Blaze television network Elijah Schaffer. “How it’s going: ‘just 100 days to mask. Not forever'”.

“utterly pathetic: Biden wants mask-wearing for “first 100 days” – @CNN,” tweeted British political commentator Steve Hilton. “what “science” or “data” is 100 days based on? none it’s pure BS, plucked out of thin air by some PR idiot”

“everything Biden says about the virus is for politics, not public health,” Hilton added. “he has zero credibility”

Newsweek reached out to Biden’s transition team for comment.

President Donald Trump, who has often been seen without a face mask, has implied that Biden’s propensity for wearing face masks was unnecessary.

“I don’t wear masks like him,” Trump said during the first presidential debate in September. “Every time you see him, he’s got a mask. He could be speaking 200 feet away and he shows up with the biggest mask I’ve ever seen.”

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