When President Joe Biden met with U.S. governors at the White House on Monday, he was the only one given a glass of water -- lest anyone else remove their mask to take a drink. [...]
It's no surprise that unusual steps are taken to protect any president. But the strict precautions could also threaten to undercut the Biden administration's own efforts to tell Americans -- especially those who are vaccinated and boosted -- that they can get on with something closer to their normal lives in the face of the omicron wave. [...]
For months, Biden aides have fretted that the people who are most protected against COVID-19 remain the most cautious, a dynamic they view as a drag on the nation's economic and psychological recovery.
Now I'm just an unfrozen caveman -- your masks and germ theory of disease confuse and frighten me -- but maybe they are the most protected because they are the most cautious.
THE LINE IS PLEASED WITH THE TALK OF SACRIFICE.