Despite the fact that they’ve all been vaccinated, Biden and congressional leaders met yesterday and were all wearing masks. When CNN’s John Berman confronted White House Senior Advisor for COVID Response Andy Slavitt about it, he initially blamed the CDC before admitting he didn’t know what to say:
W.H.’s @ASlavitt unable to explain why administration officials continue wearing masks despite being vaccinated.
“I’m not sure the president is the average person … There’s a lot of protection around the president — why does he need lots of Secret Service agents?” pic.twitter.com/tb7ZB4PcZB
— Tom Elliott (@tomselliott) May 13, 2021
This is completely absurd. Slavitt eventually forced to confess that the CDC says vaccinated persons indoors don’t need to wear a mask, prompting Berman to inquire about the meeting again.
Slavitt then went on to say something about Biden needing greater protection than the normal individual. It didn’t make any sense. However, this is the current status of the White House.