Democrat President Joe Biden and his wife Jill have been spotted walking on an empty beach alone, while wearing masks, despite both being triple-vaccinated for COVID-19.
On Tuesday night, the president and first lady took a walk on a deserted Rehoboth Beach with their German Shepherd puppy during their Delaware vacation.
However, they refused to take their masks off, despite the fact that there was reportedly no one within at least 10 yards after the area was cleared by Secret Service.
Last July, Biden insisted that people “don’t have to mask if you come home to Delaware with me.”
“The president, 79, even continued to wear his mask after the first lady, 70, took hers off,” The Daily Mail noted.
“It’s not clear who Biden believed he was protecting or who he felt he needed protection from as the only other people on the beach, the Secret Service, didn’t come within 10 yards.”
The latest guidance from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) admits, “In general, you do not need to wear a mask in outdoor settings.
In remarks at the White House last July 29, Biden stated, “In a significant part of the country, you wouldn’t have to take one of these off, you don’t have to put one on — like in my home state of Delaware, where I lived in New Castle County, where I was yesterday in Pennsylvania — because people got vaccinated.
“They got vaccinated,” he asserted.
“They don’t need a mask when the majority — the vast majority of people got vaccinated.”
“As I’ve said from the beginning, a mask is not a political statement; it’s about protecting yourself and protecting others. Masking is one defense against the spread of COVID-19,” he added.
“If you’re fully vaccinated, you’re highly protected from COVID-19.
“But I also know that many of you who are vaccinated are concerned about what’s called ‘breakthrough cases.’
“Yes, some fully vaccinated people will still test positive, and some will show some symptoms of COVID-19.
“That’s expected with almost every vaccine there is for other diseases.
“But breakthrough cases remain rare and almost all are mild cases.
“In fact, virtually all hospitalizations and deaths are among the unvaccinated.”
A reporter asked, “How long do you think people might have to wear a mask again?”
“Well, if you notice, a lot of places, people don’t have to wear masks,” Biden declared.
“Let’s get that straight.
“The places where people have gotten vaccinated, where we have a high vaccination rate, people do not have to wear a mask at all.
“Like some of you were with me yesterday when I was up in Lehigh Valley.
“Didn’t have to wear a mask there.
“Don’t have to mask if you come home to Delaware with me — I know you love doing that.
“But you don’t have to wear a mask.
“The places people are probably going to have to wear masks: in those communities where the high rate of unvaccinated stays high and they don’t move — they don’t move to getting vaccinated.”