Biden Officials Urge Texans to 'Do the Right Thing' and Keep Wearing Masks

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Public health officials from President Joe Biden’s administration pleaded Wednesday for Americans to keep wearing masks in states like Texas, where Gov. Greg Abbott (R) lifted the statewide mask mandate Tuesday.

“Every individual is empowered to do the right thing here regardless of what the states decide,” Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Director Dr. Rochelle Walensky said in a briefing with reporters Wednesday morning.

Walensky fielded a question about Abbott’s decision to lift the mask mandate in Texas.

“I think we at the CDC have been very clear that now is not the time to release all restrictions,” she said.

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