Biden: Families Must Be ‘Wearing Masks’ ‘Inside the Home’ Over Thanksgiving
Democrat presidential nominee claims he's been advised by unnamed 'health experts'
Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden has warned that families must be "wearing masks" during Thanksgiving celebrations, even when they are "inside the home."
Biden made the call during his "COVID-19 briefing" as he continues to play "president-elect."
The former vice president laid down the law for Americans to follow over the holidays.
Citing unnamed "health experts," Biden said the public must limit their family gatherings on Thanksgiving and adhere to coronavirus protocols inside their private residences.
Biden said gatherings must be limited to “five people, maximum ten people” who are “socially distanced, wearing masks.”
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Joe Biden was asked by a reporter: “What is your message to people who are considering, for example, getting together with their families and others for Thanksgiving?
"Would you urge people to reconsider their plans?”
Biden responded: “Here’s what I would do.
"Let me tell you what health experts have said to me.”
"They strongly urge that, if, in fact, we’re going to have Thanksgiving with anyone, that we limit it to maximum, maximum, they suggest five people, maximum 10 people, socially distanced, wearing masks, and people who have quarantined," he continued.
"I would strongly urge for the sake, not just your sake, for the sake of your children, your mother, your father, your sisters, your brothers, whoever you get together at Thanksgiving, think about this,” he added.
"There should be no group more than ten people in one room at one time," Biden reiterated again.
"I mean, inside the home. That’s what they’re telling me," he said while waving his own mask.
"They’re telling me, making sure that that’s the case.”
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently released a list of suggestions ahead of the holiday, recommending Americans to limit Thanksgiving gatherings or hold them virtually or outdoors.
The CDC also recommended guests to bring their own food and wear a mask.
Some Democrat leaders have embraced the recommendations.
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced last week his intention to limit gatherings in private residences to ten people.
Meanwhile, Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot told Chicagoans to cancel their traditional Thanksgiving plans altogether.
Last week, Dr. Anthony Fauci, the U.S.’s top infectious disease specialist, also warned the time has now come for Americans to "do what you are told."
“I was talking with my U.K. colleagues who are saying the U.K. is similar to where we are now,” Fauci said.
"Each of our countries have that independent spirit," he said.
“I can understand that, but now is the time to do what you’re told.”