Baltimore Mayor Brandon Scott Calls Reporter’s Question On Outdoor Mask Mandate ‘Reckless’

Baltimore Mayor Brandon Scott Calls Reporter’s Question On Outdoor Mask Mandate ‘Reckless’

Baltimore’s Democrat Mayor Brandon Scott walked off from the podium Monday when pressed on his refusal to make changes to the city’s mask-at-all-times policy despite an anticipated update from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) which came Tuesday.

According to a local Fox affiliate in Baltimore, Scott did not answer a reporter’s questions about the science used to justify the policy that all individuals, regardless of immunity status, wear face masks even outside.

The CDC officially pulled back guidance recommending vaccinated individuals wear masks outdoors Tuesday, a policy millions of Americans had already ignored long before vaccines were even available as the outside risk of infection is low.

On Monday however, Scott declared it “reckless” for anyone “to be talking about, or asking about mask mandates,” according to the local Fox outlet.

“We are going to continue to follow the guidance that we get from Dr. D, the people you see here with us,” Scott said, referring to Health Commissioner Dr. Letitia Dzirasa.

While the CDC still demands Americans wear face masks no matter their immunity status, new studies continue to show vaccinated individuals are rarely capable of spreading the virus.

Tristan Justice is the western correspondent for The Federalist. Follow him on Twitter at @JusticeTristan or contact him at [email protected]
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