MSNBC just won’t let go of the masks: ‘Time to bring them out again’

An uptick in COVID cases could have leftists feeling nostalgic and longing for the bad old days of mask mandates with an MSNBC medical contributor advising that it’s time to break out the face diapers again.

New data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is showing a rise in hospitalizations from the virus that “could be the start of a late summer wave” at a time when the vast majority of a COVID-fatigued nation is ready to turn the page once and for all. But there are many who remain dug in on the masks which more than a few left-wingers came to embrace as an essential part of their identity during the pandemic.

On Tuesday’s edition of “Jose Diaz-Balart Reports,” the CDC’s latest numbers were a topic of conversation when the host welcomed a former Obama regime apparatchik who now draws a paycheck from the left-wing cable television network.

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“If you’ve noticed more of your friends, neighbors, loved ones are testing positive for COVID, you’re not alone. According to the CDC, COVID-19 hospitalizations are up 12 percent from last week and while we’re nowhere near previous levels, it’s still raising concerns,” said the host as he welcomed MSNBC medical contributor Dr. Kavita Patel, a White House policy director during the Obama administration.

“So, I think we’ve, kind of, all been noticing that right, there’s somebody you know or people are, you know, think they have a cold and it ends up being COVID. What’s going on? What are you seeing?” Diaz-Balart asked.

“Well, we’re seeing the same thing, Jose, in clinic,” Patel responded. “We are, as you said, hospitalizations are going up. Let me start with good news. We are not seeing anywhere near the dramatic rises that we saw in previous summers or previous years, that’s good news. That’s because a large part of the population has either been infected and vaccinated or both several times.”

“So, what I think people need to know is that, I would just keep people on alert, that when you’re in those crowded spaces, think about the cost of colds and sometimes many people don’t have any symptoms, a mask can be your best friend, keep it—back in time we had them in our pockets, in our coats and our backpacks, time to bring them out again, especially as the school season starts. We don’t want to see kids missing school for things we could have prevented,” she added.

“After roughly six, seven months of steady declines, things are starting to tick back up again,” the agency’s COVID-19 incident manager Dr. Brendan Jackson told NPR.

“We’ve seen the early indicators go up for the past several weeks, and just this week for the first time in a long time we’ve seen hospitalizations tick up as well,” he said. “This could be the start of a late summer wave.”

Also in the segment, the seeds may have been planted for a future panic of leprosy, the infectious biblical disease that experts say could be endemic in the state of Florida.

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Chris Donaldson

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