‘Neanderthal Thinking’: Biden Takes Aim at Texas, Mississippi for Lifting Mask Mandates

President Joe Biden says every adult in the country will be able to get a COVID-19 vaccine by the end of May. But in the meantime, he is warning state leaders against engaging in “neanderthal thinking.”

Biden was asked by reporters what message he would send to Texas and Mississippi, two states that just announced plans to lift mask-wearing mandates.

He said, “I think it’s a big mistake. Look, I hope everybody’s realized by now these masks make a difference. We are on the cusp of fundamentally changing the nature of this disease because of the way in which we’re able to get vaccines in peoples’ arms.”

“And the last thing, the last thing, we need is neanderthal thinking that ‘in the meantime everything’s fine, take off your mask, forget it.’ It still matters,” he said.

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The governors of Texas and Mississippi announced on Tuesday that they would lift mask-wearing mandates and let businesses reopen at full capacity.

In a statement, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott (R) said, “We must now do more to restore livelihoods and normalcy for Texans by opening Texas 100 percent.”

“Make no mistake, COVID-19 has not disappeared, but it is clear from the recoveries, vaccinations, reduced hospitalizations, and safe practices that Texans are using that state mandates are no longer needed,” he added.

The lifting of the restrictions in Texas will go into effect on March 10. 

Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves (R) said, “Starting tomorrow, we are lifting all of our county mask mandates and businesses will be able to operate at full capacity without any state-imposed rules.”

He added, “Our hospitalizations and case numbers have plummeted, and the vaccine is being rapidly distributed. It is time!”

The states’ decisions to lift their coronavirus restrictions come as the U.S. has seen a steep decline in the number of new cases recorded per day. 

The country added 57,789 cases on Tuesday, which is down from a high of the more than 300,000 cases that were recorded in early January.

Additionally, while the country has seen a steep drop in the number of new cases, Biden announced that the country will have enough doses of the coronavirus vaccine for every adult in the U.S. by the end of May.

 “We’re now on track to have enough vaccine supply for every adult in America by the end of May,” Biden said. “Let me say that again. When we came into office, the prior administration had contracted for not nearly enough vaccine to cover adults in America. We rectified that. About three weeks ago, we were able to say we’ll have enough vaccine supply for adults by the end of July.”

He added, “That’s progress. Important progress.”

Responses

  1. It’s great that these states have governors with a brain and a heart. If only the White house criminal had so much of either.

  2. Says the man who gets so little sun from living in his basement that he almost blends in with the wallpaper.

  3. So the man who said he wanted to unite this country instead called non-mask wearers “Neanderthals”

    1. You and I both know that he doesn’t want to unite the country. He wants to be able to say that he’s trying to unite the country. There isn’t a single thing that he’s done since taking office to show that he actually wants to unite the country. It’s just another in a long line of lies.

      1. To Joke Biden, “unity” means caving in to the demands coming from the American Fascists. That’s has been HIS way of “unifying” this country, Sean, for as long as I can remember.

      1. Yes, Unreal Lee, they did, but brain SIZE doesn’t mean smarter or a better decision-maker. In fact, Neanderthals had a much smaller cerebellum, which controls physical aspects, such as balance, but also decision making, language, and short/long-term memory. What you said is like saying Arnold Schwarzenegger is smarter than Sylvester Stallone because he is bigger (they both aren’t tall).

        1. You should know Confused Squat. You’ve been afflicted with that problem forever. Nice analogy, equating muscles with intelligence. What a maroon!!

          1. Well, for American Fascists, that’s all that you have in your skills – muscles. You prove that every time that you post comments on IJR.

  4. Well, Slow Joe, ‘Neanderthal thinking’ is a huge step up from your absolutely non-thinking. Which one of your puppeteers told you to say Neanderthal? Pigliosi, Schemer…maybe Barry? Did you read it off a teleprompter or hear it through your earpiece?
    You leftists just can’t stand it when people stand up and say “NO! WE WANT OUR CIVIL LIBERTIES, OUR ECONOMY, OUR FREEDOMS AND OUR COUNTRY BACK!” How are you socialists going to control us and pass your illegal Exec Orders and bills if we’re not scared into submission? TEXAS is a free state! We have the BEST Governor in the nation.
    Now a little math for the Neanderthal leftists:
    Using the highly inflated COVID death total of 500,000 (average age 82 with 2 other serious diseases), we compare that to the US population of 330,000,000. 500÷330,000,000. The answer is 0.0015. To express as a percentage, move the decimal point two spaces to the right. Answer: 0.15%. That’s the percentage of COVID deaths in the US…..less than two tenths of one percent, also expressed as a percentage of the population of the population that did NOT DIE of COVID OR were never infected with the virus: 99.85%.
    And all this TORTURE of our children, ruination of small businesses and the economy, job losses, imprisoning people in their own homes, stealing away their very identities when 99.85% of us are fine? That, my friends, is NOT a pandemic. The flu usually kills from 80,000-100.000 per year. The Spanish Flu in 1918-19 killed 10 % of the population, one.in every 10 people. The only Black Plague in Europe in the Middle Ages killed 33% of the population, one in every three people. THOSE were pandemics. COVID is NOT. it is a huge HOAX to get the country under socialist control.
    And the Climate Panic is another huge HOAX. Read about Dr Jonathan Hockett Law Professor Cornell University and the true author of the Green New Deal (GND(. He was on Tucker. Watch him.

      1. Come on, Unreal Lee. You have to start thinking more critically rather than agreeing with anything that confirms what you WANT to believe. Start challenging yourself, for a change.

    1. “TEXAS is a free state! We have the BEST Governor in the nation.” Janis

      BWAHAHAHAHAHA!

      The best state with a Govie who had NO INTEREST in making sure that the infrastructure in Texas was up to snuff and DIDN’T KILL YOU. What an idiot, and what an idiot YOU are, Janis, for idolizing him.

      1. Well, Confused Squat, Texas was influenced by the EPA during the Obamanation, to replace normal energy production with unreliable ‘green’ energy. Now we see the failed results of the push for solar and wind. The remaining power plants couldn’t make up for the lost power when the ‘green’ power failed. Had the existing energy production been left alone, there would have been no major power loss, sort of like in years past, before the Democrat scourge. We lost a couple of power plants in MT during the Obamanation EPA rules, but nowhere the loss that Texas suffered. We just had our KW price bumped up a bit. Still, while Democrat CA pays an average price of $.167 per KWh I pay $.0687 in MT. That’s considerably less than half for all you unedumacated Democrats.

        CA is also home of the biggest solar power fiasco in American history. The Obamanation pissed away $1.6 Billion, then another $539 Million on the huge reflective solar array in the desert. It was supposed to produce 947 megawatts (they reduced that expectation to half that to save face), but only manages 397 megawatts. PG&E had to modify their agreement and get an undisclosed amount of money to accept the plant in 2017. “On August 27, 2014, the State of California approved Ivanpah to increase its annual natural gas consumption from 328,000,000 cubic feet (9,300,000 m3) of natural gas, as previously approved, to 525,000,000 cubic feet (14,900,000 m3)” start-up fuel per year. So, it would appear that solar production comes at a very high cost in fossil fuels, not to mention fossil fuels used in the manufacturing costs. It still hasn’t paid for itself. It does manage to kill tens of thousands of birds that fly through the array of mirrors. The workers lovingly refer to them as ‘streamers’. PETA is strangely silent on that.

        China did buy up the two plants from MT and they’re belching out emissions now with no scrubbers or EPA rules to worry about. That’s the real consequence of the Paris agreement. The US energy costs skyrocket while the rest of the world does what they want, like the more than 2200 new coal fired power plants either in construction or planning stages in Asia or Japan. Forget unreliable ‘green energy’. Silly Democrats think they can change the climate of the planet. That only works in the movies.

        1. There is nothing wrong with alternative power sources, SO LONG AS their unique characteristics and designs account for their limitations. That did not happen in Texas because of massive amounts of corruption and deregulation.

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