Once being labeled as conspiracy theorists for suggesting that COVID-19 mandates like lockdowns and masks weren’t helping, it now appears the narrative has changed thanks to science. Since the first case of COVID-19 was announced, the Democrats and now the Biden administration promoted the mandates and claimed it was for the health and safety of everyone. But after lockdowns, mask mandates, and the COVID-19 drug, the coronavirus and its several variants are still spreading, which has led the mainstream media, like CNN, to switch stances as if they never defended the outlandish protocols in the first place.
Speaking on the network, Dr. Leana Wen, CNN’s Medical Analyst, admitted, “There was a time and is a place for pandemic restrictions. But when they were put in, it was always with the understanding that they would be removed as soon as we can. And in this case, circumstances have changed. Case counts are declining. Also, the science has changed. We know that vaccines protect very well against Omicron, which is the dominant variant, everyone five and older have widespread access to vaccines.”
As can be seen in the video above, Dr. Wen, who suggested the science had changed somehow, also discussed masks. “And we also know about one-way masking, the idea that even if other people around you are not wearing masks, if you wear a high-quality mask that also protects you the wearer too. So in this case, I’m not saying… and I don’t think really anyone is saying that no one should ever wear masks, but rather that the responsibility should shift from a government mandate imposed from the state or the local district or the school rather it should shift to an individual responsibility by the family who can still decide that their child can wear a mask if needed.”
It should be noted that the drastic shift from CNN comes on the heels of New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy, who is a Democrat, announcing his plans to end the statewide mask mandate. Murphy stated, “We are not — and I’ve said this many times — going to manage COVID to zero. We have to learn how to live with COVID as we move from a pandemic to an endemic phase of this virus.”
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