[Ed. – The vaccine is not even approved here. It’s been in use in India, and that’s where the study was done that concluded vaccinated patients carry as much viral load as the unvaccinated. The finding could well be valid, and it may be that a study in the U.S. would show the same thing – but this is still nuts.]
House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA), in a fiery speech on the House floor on Wednesday, dismantled the House mask mandate and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) reversion to previous restrictions, reiterating that the guidance is based, in part, on research in India on a vaccine not even approved by the United States.
“I just left speaking with Dr. Monahan from the House. He said he used the CDC recommendation on a report that hasn’t been printed yet,” McCarthy said, referencing the attending physician’s decision to recommend congressional members and staff wear “well-fitted” super masks while inside if “other individuals are present.”
“He did not know that the report is based upon India, about a vaccine that’s not approved in America, and now he did not know that it didn’t even pass peer-review,” he said.
“That’s why vaccinated people in this house now have to wear a mask. There is no science, but I guess the Speaker must have not known that.