“It may sound weird” is and understatement to describe what National Institute of Health Director Francis Collins says about how parents should handle COVID-19. Sure, wearing a mask everywhere — including when driving alone in a vehicle or buying groceries was weird. But now, Collins says that parents should wear masks at home while near unvaccinated children.
“Parents of unvaccinated kids should be thoughtful about this and the recommendation is to wear masks [at home] as well,” Collins said on Tuesday. “I know that’s uncomfortable. I know it seems weird but it is the best way to protect your kids.”
Sure, children are extremely unlikely to die of COVID-19 or even become seriously ill. Sure, this wasn’t even something that a single health expert suggested before vaccinations became available. We’re rapidly approaching Joe Biden’s 70 percent threshold for vaccinations too — but now we have “experts” suggesting even more ridiculous things people should do in the name of protecting others from a virus we as a society are in the process of eradicating.
Collins’ claim is an echo of Biden Administration Surgeon General’s recent suggestion that vaccinated parents should wear masks at home — the one place they were previously not told to wear them.
“If you happen to have a lot of interaction with folks who are unvaccinated, let’s say you’re a parent like me who has young children at home who are not vaccinated, that’s a circumstance where we’re being extra cautious and wearing that mask even if you’re fully vaccinated, wearing it outside, when you’re in indoor public locations, is an extra step to protecting those at home,” Murthy recently said, earning him mockery and derision from all sides. It’s weird that Collins would also say this, considering how poorly Murthy’s similar suggestion was received. Watch it below: