When it involves Illinois and masks tips, the motto apparently appears to be “Let’s see how far we can go.”
More particularly, Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker is mandating indoor masks and proof of vaccination for all college students and educators from kindergarten via school, as relayed by the Chicago Tribune.
“Let’s be clear, vaccination is the most effective tool we have for keeping people out of the hospital and preventing deaths,” Prtizker stated, providing no proof to assist his claims. “Nearly all Illinoisans who are hospitalized with COVID are the Illinoisans who are not vaccinated. And those hospitalizations are only increasing.”
Before, it was masks that supposedly prevented the unfold. Now, it’s supposedly masks and vaccine. So Prtizker desires everybody 2 and older to be masked indoors. Prtizker additionally went so far as to say that COVID-19 is “a pandemic of the unvaccinated.”
This is a little bit of an about-face for the governor, because the Tribune famous.
“The Democratic governor’s announcement came only days after he said he had no plans to expand a vaccine mandate beyond state and private workers in congregate settings, such as nursing homes, prisons and veterans’ homes,” the Trib wrote. “Those comments came Monday following the federal Food and Drug Administration’s full use approval of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine which had previously received FDA emergency authorization during the pandemic.”
As an apart, the Pfizer vaccine has been absolutely accredited by the FDA just for these aged 16 and above. Such authorization has not been granted by the FDA for vaccines from Moderna and Johnson & Johnson.
Needless to say, the mandates aren’t sitting properly with each Illinoisan.
“Republicans have chafed over a lack of input into Pritzker’s executive actions amid a Democratic controlled General Assembly generally satisfied with ceding authority for the pandemic response to the Democratic governor,” the Tribe wrote.