No More Masks? CDC Changes Guidance
The CDC is once again changing its guidance, this time removing any justification for indoor mask mandates. This is important because the CDC has given the backing of “science” to all kinds of mandates. Now that they are changing course, our schools and other places may finally get back to normal.
From Fox News: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is planning to announce changes to the metrics that the agency uses in recommending facial mask coverings.
The change will move from focusing on COVID-19 case counts to taking a more holistic view about a community’s risk from the coronavirus. Current guidelines advise face coverings for individuals in communities that have substantial or high transmission…
During a Feb. 9 White House press conference, Press Secretary Jen Psaki said the Biden administration was “discussing what the next phase of the pandemic looks like,” noting that it’s an “ongoing process.”
“I would say that we are internally discussing, of course, what it looks like to be in the phase of the fight against the COVID pandemic where it is not disrupting everyone’s daily lives; where people are moving on and living, you know, lives free of, hopefully, masks at some point and many of the restrictions that we’ve all been living through over the past two years,” Psaki said.
Two people with knowledge of the shift in guidelines spoke with the Associated Press on the condition of anonymity.
Several states have dropped their indoor mask mandates as coronavirus cases nationwide are on the decline, as 77,458 new cases were recorded on Feb. 23, according to the CDC. That is the lowest that daily coronavirus cases have been at since late November 2021.
CDC Director Rochelle Walensky said that the agency’s approach will advise “enhanced prevention efforts” in certain communities.
What do you think of these new guidelines? Let us know in the comments!
(Excerpt from Fox News. Photo Credit: Getty Images)
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