CNN was blasted by social media users after posting a tweet Monday that seemed to suggest that Americans’ constitutional rights and civil liberties now flow through the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and are directly related to their vulnerability to, or protection from, COVID-19.
The network noted that under new CDC coronavirus guidelines the agency was “giving limited freedoms to people fully vaccinated against” the disease in promoting a story discussing “rules to keep following.”
By Tuesday, the tweet was ratioed many times over, receiving about twice as many comments as ‘likes.’
Warning: Strong language
“The CDC does not have the authority to give me my freedom. You f***ing jackasses at CNN and the rest of you idiot liberal s**t heads need to learn … the government doesn’t give you freedom… God did,” one user wrote.
“Little thing called the Bill of Rights says the CDC holds no authority over me,” wrote another. “You morons ought to take a glance at some of those amendments and articles from time to time to keep from looking so godawful stupid.”
“Our freedoms — including assembly — do not come from the f***ing CDC, you ignorant buffoons. Go to hell, you wannabe Stalins,” wrote another.
“Last time we read the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution, we found nothing to suggest or even hint that our freedoms are granted by the U.S. government or any agency thereof,” still another wrote. “The CDC and its sycophants in the media might want to do a little remedial reading.”
Little thing called the bill of rights says the CDC holds no authority over me. You morons ought to take a glance at some of those amendments and articles from time to time to keep from looking so godawful stupid
— Cuffs (@OhioCuffs) March 8, 2021
Our freedoms – including assembly – do not come from the fucking CDC, you ignorant buffoons. Go to hell, you wannabe Stalins.
— Seattle_RT 🇺🇸 (@Seattle_RT) March 8, 2021
Last time we read the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution, we found nothing to suggest or even hint that our freedoms are granted by the U.S. government or any agency thereof.
The CDC and its sycophants in the media might want to do a little remedial reading.
— CashOnly MD (@CashOnlyMD) March 8, 2021
What is noteworthy, however, is that CNN’s story made no mention of the government health agency “giving limited freedoms”; the word “freedom” does not appear in the story at all.
The report does, however, convey the CDC’s newest guidelines regarding personal behaviors and interactions with others.
For instance, the agency now says that “fully vaccinated people” are able to visit other vaccinated persons indoors without donning a mask or socially distancing. Also, they can mingle indoors with unvaccinated persons from the same household without the use of a mask.
“This means that vaccinated grandparents may finally feel comfortable visiting their unvaccinated grandchildren and giving them a big hug, especially if they’re local — the CDC still says people should avoid travel — and as long as none of the unvaccinated people in that household are at risk for severe Covid-19,” CNN reported.
“And if you and a friend are both vaccinated, you can finally have dinner together,” the report continued.
The CDC still recommends that fully vaccinated people take precautions in a number of scenarios including wearing a mask and keeping distance around unvaccinated people at risk for severe cases of COVID. Also, vaccinated people should wear masks and keep their distance during visits with unvaccinated people from a number of households.
“In addition, fully vaccinated people should continue basic safety precautions, including: wearing a mask that fits well and keeping physical distance in public; avoiding medium- and large-sized crowds; avoiding poorly ventilated public spaces; washing hands frequently; and getting tested for Covid-19 if they feel sick,” CNN reported, adding: “So, the vaccinated can’t yet throw a big end-of-the-pandemic party or hang out over cocktails at a crowded bar.”
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