Despite the gargantuan efforts of the Trump team to overturn the results of the 2020 election, the nation is preparing for the inauguration of Joe Biden.
Trump himself has privately appeared to admit defeat, but, of course, is taking every legal option available to him – as is his right. But, with legal losses mounting, the path to remaining in the White House is narrowing, and the nation is preparing for the political whiplash of a Biden administration possibly packed with progressives.
And, with this new administration, a new focus on face masks will be coming as well.
President-elect Joe Biden said during an interview Thursday that he plans to ask the American public to wear masks for 100 days, starting the day he is inaugurated, in order to drive down the number of coronavirus cases.
Biden, during an interview with CNN, said he will ask Americans to mask up, but only for a limited period.
“The first day I’m inaugurated I’m going to ask the public for 100 days to mask,” Biden said. “Just 100, not forever — 100 days.”
“I think we’ll see a significant reduction that occurs with vaccinations and masking to drive down the numbers considerably.”
Biden’s comments come a day after the U.S. recorded a new high in coronavirus-related fatalities on Wednesday at 2,804, according to data from Johns Hopkins University.
The request will almost certainly receive some pushback from freedom-minded Americans who have intimated their belief that the government cannot mandate what they choose to wear on their person.