A VIDEO of Busta Rhymes ranting about Covid-19 masks and safety protocols has gone viral on social media.
The hip hop veteran was recorded at a concert speaking out against government mandates.
What did Busta Rhymes say about Covid-19 and masks?
During the concert. Busta Rhymes, whose real name is Trevor George Smith Jr., complained that the government was trying to “take our civil liberties away.”
The Delta variant has already become the dominant strain of Covid-19 in the US.
“In the last sixteen fucking months, Covid could suck a d***,” he said to the audience. “All these little weird a** government policies and mandates, suck a d***. They’re trying to take our civil liberties away. It feels good to be back outside, we outside for real!”
The video was recorded at the at the Seoul Tacos 10th Anniversary Block Party in St. Louis.
“It’s called a God-given right for freedom, right?” he continued.
“No human being is supposed to tell you you can’t even breathe freely. F*** your mask! Some of y’all might feel differently but f*** your mask! You can’t eat food with a f****** mask on. You can’t even see each other smile with a mask on.”
“I come from a time, way before, I used to wanna holla at a chick, I used to have to do s*** with my face to let her know that I’m into her. All of that energy gets blocked when your mask is on. Energy is important and we are all conductors of good energy.”
How contagious is the Delta variant?
The Delta variant appears to be 50 percent more contagious than the alpha variant, according to scientists at Yale Medicine.
A CDC document that was leaked revealed the Delta virus is as contagious as chicken pox, which could be carried and transmitted by both vaccinated and unvaccinated individuals.
Until a higher percentage of the population is vaccinated, new variants are to be expected, infectious disease expert Dr. John Sellick says.
He added that the Delta variant “binds very tightly,” allowing it to “stay attached very well” to cell receptors.
Although there is no specific test for the Delta variant, it’s likely a positive Covid-19 result indicates you could be infected with the variant, according to Human and Health Services of Texas.
The reason is because the majority of Covid cases in the United States are the Delta variant.
In order to specifically check for the Delta variant, a genomic sequencing Covid-19 test is required, which certain labs and local health departments have access to.
According to Human and Health Services of Texas, the volume of positive cases is the main reason why genomic sequencing is not performed on every test.
Who qualifies for the US COVID-19 booster shot?
Millions of Americans with immune system conditions will reportedly be allowed a third Covid shot as the FDA is set to approve a booster.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention urged the approval of extra doses for immunocompromised adults in July.
This comes as the number of Covid-19 cases across the US continues to spike as the Delta variant keeps spreading.