Health Department Recommends Mask Mandates to Fight ‘Long COVID’

HHS made their recommendation to other government officials just after midterm elections.

QUICK FACTS:
  • A recent report from the Department of Health and Human Services recommends that government officials “encourage or mandate,” once again.
  • This time, the department said masking should be enacted to fight against “long COVID,” something they have only voiced concerns about just after the completion of the midterm elections.
  • Policies to tackle the coronavirus, which have been around for approximately three years, are described in the HHS study.
  • One of the suggestions for the resumption of masking was the argument that doing so will help those who are still experiencing the consequences of their infection.
DETAILS FROM THE REPORT:
  • “The lifting of mask mandates and indifferent attitude toward masking and social distancing typical in many public and private places further isolates people with Long COVID,” the report stated, recommending those in government “encourage or mandate policies and protocols regarding masking and social distancing in public spaces.”
  • “The pandemic is over. We still have a problem with Covid. We’re still doing a lot of work on it. It’s — but the pandemic is over. If you notice, no one’s wearing masks. Everybody seems to be in pretty good shape. And so I think it’s changing. And I think this is a perfect example of it,” Biden stated in September.
BACKGROUND:
  • CNN medical analysis and former Planned Parenthood CEO Dr. Leana Wen admitted in August of this year that masking has done damage to her children, though she had promoted mask-wearing before, as American Faith previously reported.
  • Wen changed her position on masking children, saying that her children will not be masked citing harm to her children’s language development and limits to their extracurricular activities due to masks.
  • She also noted that social interactions were negatively affected, which she asserts will affect their childhood and hinder her and her husband’s ability to work.