There was a meeting yesterday between Biden and congressional leaders and they were all wearing masks even though they’ve all been vaccinated. CNN’s John Berman asked White House Senior Advisor for COVID Response Andy Slavitt about it and at first he blamed the CDC and then just had no good answer:
W.H.’s @ASlavitt unable to explain why administration officials continue wearing masks despite being vaccinated.
“I’m not sure the president is the average person … There’s a lot of protection around the president — why does he need lots of Secret Service agents?" pic.twitter.com/tb7ZB4PcZB
— Tom Elliott (@tomselliott) May 13, 2021
This is really so ridiculous. Slavitt had to admit eventually that the CDC says vaccinated people indoors don’t have to wear a mask, to which Berman asked again about the meeting.
Slavitt then gave his on word salad about Biden needing more protections than the average person or something. It made absolutely no sense. But this is the state of the White House these days.