Biden administration COVID-19 coordinator Ashish Jha has announced that an extension of federal mask mandates for U.S. air travel in the near future are “absolutely on the table.”
White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki previously said that Joe Biden was going to “wait and see” what the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) would do before decided to extend the federal travel mask mandate set to expire on April 18.
Some previously suggested that less COVID hospitalizations combined with more mild strains and widespread vaccination would lead to a lessening of COVID-19 restrictions and mask mandates. Jha says this is not the case.
When asked if the mask mandate was going to be extended after the deadline, Jha said “this is a CDC decision,” but added, “I think it is absolutely on the table.”
“Dr. [Rochelle] Walensky is going to make her decision on the framework that the CDC scientists create,” Jha added, “and we’ll make a decision collectively based on that.”
The news comes after embattled Biden administration medical advisor Anthony Fauci urged Americans to gear up for another saga of “rigid” government COVID-19 restrictions later this year, Valiant News reported.
“I don’t want to use the word ‘lockdowns.’ That has a charged element to it. But, I believe that we must keep our eye on the pattern of what we’re seeing with infections,” Fauci said during an interview on the BBC’s “Sunday Morning.”
“Having said that, we need to be prepared for the possibility that we would have another variant that would come along,” Fauci noted. “And then, if things change and we do get a variant that does give us an uptick in cases and hospitalization, we should be prepared and flexible enough to pivot toward going back – at least temporarily – to a more rigid type of restrictions, such as requiring masks indoor.”
The Biden administration appears to be weighing further COVID restrictions as a wide swath of prominent triple-vaxxed Democrats struggle to prevent themselves from being infected with coronavirus this year.
Attorney General Merrick Garland, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Hillary Clinton, outgoing White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki, Deputy Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre, former President Barack Obama, and Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin, and others have all been infected with COVID-19 this year despite receiving a staggering three COVID vaccine injections.
Despite the vaccines appearing to fail at preventing the Democrat officials from catching the virus in the first place, most of the infected triple-vaxxed Democrats, as well as “experts,” claim the vaccines help ease their symptoms and urge people to get “boosted” for more “protection” against COVID-19.
Thus far, the U.S. government has authorized a total of five doses of the COVID-19 vaccines for immunocompromised individuals, Valiant News reported.
However, the Biden administration is seeking more funding from Congress for a fourth vaccine dose, even after they had authorized $9 billion for the first two-dose COVID-19 vaccines, and a a third injection as the initial booster.
“We do have sufficient current inventory of vaccines, both at states and pharmacies and other access points around the country and in our central inventory for fourth doses if they’re called for this spring for our most vulnerable, including seniors,” Biden COVID-19 response coordinator Jeff Zients said.
“Where we do not have sufficient doses is later in the year if the science dictates that all Americans should get a booster, or if there’s a need for a new formulation of the vaccine, a variant-specific vaccine,” Zeints explained.
A new study conducted in Israel found that the fourth dose of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine injection “improves protection against infection and severe COVID-19,” but the “protection” dramatically wanes after a short period of time — but the researchers maintained that those who receive the fourth jab are better off than those who only received three jabs.