By Ellen Fike, Cowboy State Daily
U.S. Sen. John Barrasso accused the White House and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention of “medical malpractice” this week due to the chaos and confusion coming from their offices regarding the coronavirus pandemic.
This confusion stems from the CDC reversing its position last week on mask use in public places. The CDC is recommending people wear masks in public places, even if they have been vaccinated against coronavirus.
“How are you going to encourage people who have not been vaccinated to get vaccinated, if the message to them is ‘Even if you’re vaccinated, you still need to wear a mask indoors,’?” Barrasso said during a news conference on Tuesday. “That’s why there’s anxiety. If the White House is flip-flopped on this, are they going to do so on shutdowns, on lockdowns, on closing schools?”
He added that there should be one message to the American public: get vaccinated.
As a medical doctor, Barrasso assured people that the vaccines are safe and effective and that he and his family had been fully inoculated against the virus.
“If you want to protect yourself and your family against the coronavirus, the best thing you can do is get vaccinated,” he said.
On the opposite end of the spectrum, Barrasso’s Senate colleague U.S. Sen. Cynthia Lummis supported legislation last week that would ban vaccine mandates.