Texas Senator Ted Cruz said he will no longer wear a mask inside the U.S. Capitol.
“At this point I’ve been vaccinated. Everybody working in the Senate has been vaccinated,” Cruz told CNN.
People who have been vaccinated have a very low chance of contracting the virus.
Of the more than 76 million Americans who have received a vaccine, only 5,800 have tested positive for the virus afterward, which is 0.007, according to the Daily Mail.
However, experts believe people who have been vaccinated can still contract Covid-19 and not show symptoms and can spread it to others.
“CDC has said in small groups, particularly with people who were vaccinated don’t need to wear masks,” Cruz told CNN.
The CDC’s current guidelines state since scientists are “still learning how vaccines will affect the spread of COVID-19” it’s important that “after you’ve been fully vaccinated against COVID-19, you should keep taking precautions — like wearing a mask, staying 6 feet apart from others, and avoiding crowds and poorly ventilated spaces—in public places until we know more.”
The House of Representatives requires members and staffers to wear masks and lawmakers who defy the rule can be fined. The Senate, however, does not have such rules.
Addressing the Conservative Political Action Conference in February, Cruz complained that Americans would be required to wear masks for “the next 300 years.”
“Not just one mask, two three, four. You can’t have too many masks. How much virtue do you want to signal? This is just dumb,” he said at the time.
Most senators continue to wear masks despite being vaccinated, except for Republican Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul, who has refused to wear a mask for months, claiming he is immune to the disease after being one of the first members of Congress to test positive for the virus last year.
“If you’ve had the disease or you’ve been vaccinated and you’re several weeks out from the second dose, throw your mask away,” Paul has said.
Last month, Cruz refused to put on a mask when asked to do so during a press conference.
“Would you mind putting on a mask for us?” the reporter asked.
“Yeah, when I’m talking to the TV camera, I’m not going to wear a mask. All of us have been immunized, so…” Cruz said.
The reporter replied, “It’d make us feel better.”
“You’re welcome to step away if you’d like,” he said, adding that “the whole point of a vaccine” is not to wear a mask. “CDC guidance is what we’re following.”
Fauci continues to ignore 100 years of vaccine science.
His only real theme is “do what I say” even when it makes no sense.
If you’ve recovered or been vaccinated – go about your life. Eat, drink, work, open the schools.
Enough with the petty tyrants! https://t.co/HiZR9JRuTI
— Senator Rand Paul (@RandPaul) April 12, 2021
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