“I’m going to have to rewire myself”
MSNBC host Rachel Maddow revealed on her show on Friday that she is scared of people who aren’t vaccinated, calling unmasked people a “threat.”
Maddow spoke on her show following an appearance from Dr Rochelle Walensky, the director of the CDC, who discussed the new guidelines from the organisation that vaccinated people should no longer wear a face mask, except from in very specific and exceptional situations. Maddow said that she had “very personal feelings” about the new mask guidelines, and would have to rework her thinking.
“Part of it is that I feel like I’m going to have to rewire myself so that when I see somebody out in the world who’s not wearing a mask I don’t instantly think ‘you are a threat,’ or ‘you are selfish’ or ‘you are a Covid denier’ and you definitely haven’t been vaccinated,” Maddow said, revealing she considered unvaccinated people to be a “threat” to her own health:
We are really going to have to rewire the way that we look at each other because the CDC’s guidance… is that if you’re vaccinated you don’t need to wear a mask except in very specific circumstances, and so that means as we change that as a country we are going to look at each other differently, and we have to unwire our preconceptions about what a mask or a lack of a mask means.