Just hours after being ‘fully briefed on the new Omicron variant and banning travel from eight countries: Fauci warns super-strain may already be here
Source: Daily Mail
President Joe Biden was caught disobeying an indoor mask mandate this weekend in Nantucket just hours after being ‘fully briefed on the new Omicron variant of the coronavirus and banning travel from eight African countries.
The president, who has been staying on the island with his family this Thanksgiving weekend, was spotted inside Murray’s Toggery Shop with his mask around his neck and not covering his mouth. A large ‘Face Covering Required’ sign could be seen on the front door of the shop.
The island brought back its indoor mask mandates earlier this month at a town meeting on November 18. They made the decision to return to indoor masking because scientists found a prevalence of the virus in island sewage.
Nantucket has a fairly low number of cases and one of the highest vaccination rates in the country, but the sewage showing a prevalence of the virus immediately triggered the return of indoor mask mandates for at least two weeks.
Biden, who is vaccinated, has repeatedly told Americans to wear masks indoors.
The president spent much of his Saturday shopping in Nantucket, joined by his son Hunter and three of his grandchildren, including Hunter’s infant son Beau, named for the president’s late eldest son.
President Biden and one of his granddaughters, Finnegan, were later greeted by Father John Murray for mass at St. Mary Our Lady of the Isle Catholic Church.