Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH) was hit with criticism for complaining that medical experts now advise wearing two masks to protect against the coronavirus.
Dr. Anthony Fauci and other infectious disease expects have recently said that additional masks are a "common sense" protection against the highly contagious virus, but Jordan grumbled that doctors have revised their recommendations as they've gained more understanding of the deadly pandemic.
"First, it was don't wear a mask," Jordan griped. "Then, it was wear a mask. Now? Wear two masks! What's next? Shopping in plastic bubbles?"
First, it was don't wear a mask.
Then, it was wear a mask.
Now? Wear two masks!
What's next? Shopping in plastic bubbles?https://t.co/UR5bPmiwSS
— Rep. Jim Jordan (@Jim_Jordan) January 26, 2021
Other social media users were happy to correct the Ohio Republican and question his logic.
People learn about things. And then they adjust their viewpoints. Viruses also change. So we adjust our approach. 🤦♂️
— Parlertakes🇺🇸 (@parlertakes) January 26, 2021
Amazing how science changes when we learn more,
And gym still has a job even after covering for sexual predators.
— hippie (@hopelesslyhippy) January 26, 2021
Have you not been paying attention? The new strain is much more transmissible. God forbid someone makes suggestions so people can better protect themselves and others...
— Keli Likes Naps (@potatochipfarts) January 26, 2021
Please be less stupid. He never said not to wear a mask. He said where mask wearing isn't feasible to practice social distancing. The virus has mutated and adapted this year. Fauci is trying to help you. I dont know why, but he's a really good person. Again, be less stupid. pic.twitter.com/zbRVnNEQ2r
— Lois Beans (@LoisBeans) January 26, 2021
Stop. Playing. Politics. With. The. Pandemic.
We need to listen to the public health experts and take a science-based approach to SAVE LIVES. Jim Jordan would rather try to score cheap points off of them to get himself on cable news.
— Jeff Sites for Congress (@Sites4Congress) January 26, 2021
It cracks me up people think masks are some big conspiracy when we've said “cover your nose when you sneeze" our whole lives. It's kinda like that but on a pandemic scale. Make sense, Gym?
— 🇺🇸Angela 🇺🇸 (@AngelaFeth) January 26, 2021
Dude it's called learning. You should try it.
— ArrestedPresidency (@Arrested_45th) January 26, 2021
First, it was brakes.
Then, it was speed limits.
Now? Seat belts!
What's next? Air bags?
— Paul 👻 (@pablo_honey1) January 26, 2021
You really aren't the guy to talk about whether to pay attention to what the team doctor is doing.
— Dean Gloster (@deangloster) January 26, 2021
I'm old enough to remember when the dumbest kids in the class sat in the back, quietly. Now, they don't even raise their hands - they just SCREAM the wrong answers for all to hear.
And since you probably won't understand... I'm calling you dumb.
— Adam "Tex" Davis (@AdamTexDavis) January 26, 2021