White House COVID-19 response coordinator Jeff Zients was asked Sunday to explain why President Biden still wears a mask during press briefings despite being fully vaccinated and standing in a room with fully vaccinated journalists.
“Is it really necessary for a fully vaccinated person to wear a mask at a limited indoor gathering if everyone there is vaccinated?” CNN host Jake Tapper asked Zients during an interview on “State of the Union.”
“Well, the CDC [U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention] has given guidance that when you’re with family and friends that are vaccinated in small groups you don’t need a mask,” Zients said. But Tapper pressed, “So why does President Biden in a room full of vaccinated journalists, everybody in that room vaccinated, why does he need to wear a mask?”
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“The president is going to continue to follow the CDC guidance,” Zients continued. “It’s just a matter of a few weeks ago when an all states made vaccines eligible for all Americans. So there still are Americans who want to get vaccinated, who may just have their first shot and are waiting for their second shot or who haven’t had an opportunity
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