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Kiss off: Vaccinated Harris, husband smooch with masks on

Washington Examiner logo Washington Examiner 5/5/2021 Paul Bedard
Vice President Kamala Harris received the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine from nurse Patricia Cummings, Tuesday Dec. 29, 2020, at United Medical Center in southeast Washington. In public, she's still wearing a mask even when kissing her vaccinated husband. © Jacquelyn Martin/AP Vice President Kamala Harris received the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine from nurse Patricia Cummings, Tuesday Dec. 29, 2020, at United Medical Center in southeast Washington. In public, she's still wearing a mask even when kissing her vaccinated husband.

In yet another conflicting and confusing message to the nation on wearing masks, Vice President Kamala Harris Tuesday appeared to project a new policy of kissing with masks on -- even for the fully vaccinated.

Harris and her husband, Doug Emhoff, traveled this morning to Joint Base Andrews where she was flying to Providence, R.I., and he to Allentown, Pa., for events.

After some story telling on the tarmac, the two kissed without taking off their black masks, and Harris headed for Air Force Two.

Both were vaccinated months ago.

From the press pool report:

β€œAt 9:59, Harris walked toward the stairs and kissed Emhoff through her mask before she walked up to the plane. Emhoff is in a gray suit and Harris is in a blue suit. Both have black masks.”

Recently, the Centers for Disease Control has loosened mask wearing rules, and it has been accepted that family members, especially those vaccinated against the coronavirus, do not need to wear masks.

Still, a Rasmussen Reports survey yesterday suggested that people feel masking wearing will be required for a year or more even as the virus crisis ends.

Tags: Washington Secrets, Coronavirus, Kamala Harris, CDC

Original Author: Paul Bedard

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