Writer Bari Weiss has slammed the continued obsession with mask-wearing among those who are fully vaccinated for COVID-19, saying it has become a way to signal virtue with no clear health benefits.
Weiss, a former staff editor for the New York Times opinion section, shared her views in a column on Sunday for subscribers to her influential Substack newsletter.
'There is no virtue in being permanently masked. There is no virtue in demanding zero risk. If there is, we wouldn’t never jump in a swimming pool or get into a car,' she wrote.
'The message should be extremely simple: get vaccinated and get back to normal life,' Weiss continued.
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Writer Bari Weiss has slammed the continued obsession with mask-wearing among those who are fully vaccinated for COVID-19, saying it has become an empty way to signal virtue
A woman wearing a mask walks her dog in Central Park on April 10, 2021 in New York City. The CDC now says masks are unnecessary outdoors for those who are fully vaccinated
Weiss, a conservative-leaning centrist, quit the Times spectacularly last summer citing 'constant bullying by colleagues who disagree with my views.'
Her independent newsletter has quickly become an influential source of information on the battle over 'woke' excesses in Manhattan's elite private schools.
In her latest column, she criticized both MSNBC host Joy Reid, who revealed that she wears two masks while jogging after getting fully vaccinated, and Fox News host Tucker Carlson, who urged viewers to 'call the police' if they see children wearing masks outdoors.
'No, you do not need to wear a mask, let alone two, when you are a vaccinated person outside jogging,' Weiss wrote.
'And no, you absolutely should not call the police or Child Protective Services on parents who still mask their children... Mind your own business,' she continued.
'Like almost everything these days in American life, it feels as if we are stuck between two deranged and morally confused options,' she wrote.
Last week, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued new guidance advising those who are fully vaccinated that masks are not necessary in uncrowded outdoor settings.Insurance Loans Mortgage Attorney Credit Lawyer
Weiss also slammed President Joe Biden's joint address to Congress last week as 'hygiene-theater' for the mandatory masks and