White House Walks Back Statement on COVID-19 Lockdown Possibility

A White House spokeswoman walked back a statement on the possibility COVID-19 lockdowns will be reimplemented due to the Delta variant. On Thursday, White House principal deputy press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre was asked by a Fox News reporter about whether future COVID-19 lockdowns would be considered. Jean-Pierre didn’t provide a direct answer, instead saying that the administration would follow the guidance of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and other health experts, leading to speculation that more lockdowns could be in order in the near future. But hours later, Jean-Pierre wrote on Twitter that the administration isn’t considering lockdowns. “To be clear, here is what [President Biden] said this week: ‘more vaccinations and mask wearing in the areas most impacted by the Delta variant will enable us to avoid the kind of lockdowns, shutdowns, school closures, and disruptions we faced in 2020 … We are not going back to …Read More

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