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April 13, 2023
The CDC made yet another switch on guidelines, now recommending that fully vaccinated people resume wearing masks indoors in areas where COVID-19 cases have seen an increase.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommended on Tuesday that fully vaccinated people once again should be wearing masks indoors in places with high transmission rates of the novel COVID-19 virus. The agency is also recommending kids wear masks in schools this fall. It is still the belief of most federal health officials that transmission amongst fully vaccinated people is low, yet some who are fully vaxxed could still be carrying higher levels of the virus and pass it on to others.
CDC Director Rachelle Wallensky said in an interview, “This pandemic continues to pose a serious threat to the health of all Americans. Today, we have new science related to the delta variant that requires us to update the guidance regarding what you can do when you are fully vaccinated.”
The updated guidance comes just before the fall season, when the supposedly highly contagious delta variant is expected to cause another surge in new cases. In mid-May, the CDC said fully vaccinated people didn’t need to wear masks in most settings, whether indoors or outdoors. That, of course, has changed again.
ARTICLE: ETHAN FINN
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