CDC backtracks on masks guidance for vaccinated people, schools

In changing the recommendations for masking, the CDC cited increasing concern around the fast-spreading delta variant.

7/27/2021 10:53:00 PM

BREAKING: Pres. Biden: 'Today’s announcement by the another step on our journey to defeating this virus. I hope all Americans who live in the areas covered by the CDC guidance will follow it; I certainly will when I travel to these areas.'

In changing the recommendations for masking, the CDC cited increasing concern around the fast-spreading delta variant.

, departing from guidance released earlier this month that suggested vaccinated students and staff were safe to go without."CDC recommends localities encourage universal indoor masking for all teachers, staff, students, and visitors to schools, regardless of vaccination status," the CDC wrote in a summary of the new guidance."Children should return to full-time in-person learning in the fall with proper prevention strategies are in place."

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MORE: CDC director stands firm on mask guidance, calls it 'individual choice' for vaccinated to wear oneJim Lo Scalzo/AP, FILECenter for Disease Control and Prevention Director Dr. Rochelle Walensky testifies during a Senate Appropriations Subcommittee hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington.

CDC Director Rochelle Walensky cited new scientific data from a recent outbreak investigation, as well as data from other countries, to defend the agency’s decision to urge vaccinated people to return to wearing a mask in some parts of the country.She said the data show the delta variant “behaves uniquely” from past strains of the virus.

The data indicate that on “rare occasions, some vaccinated people with the delta variant … may be contagious and spread the virus to others. This new science is worrisome and unfortunately warrants an update to our recommendations,” she said.Last May, the CDC took the country by surprise when it announced guidance that all

vaccinated Americans were safe to go without a maskindoors or in a crowd. Its guidance for schools followed that principle. Read more: ABC News »

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Ask not what your country can do for you – ask what you can do for your country This is never going to end... If the vaccine prevents covid why do we need to wear a mask where is the logic how does this make any sense Biden had to say this because the CDCgov order has undermined the vaccine push. People don’t think they’ll die of Covid, but they want their liberties back. That’s why many got the vaccine. Now you’re taking them away from the people who did the right thing for no good reason

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CDC Live Updates: CDC to issue new guidelines on masks for COVID vaccinated, students in schoolsAn earlier guidance issued in May by the CDC said that fully vaccinated people do not need to wear masks when indoors.

CDC to recommend vaccinated people in certain areas resume wearing masksThe US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is expected to update its guidelines on Tuesday to urge vaccinated people in certain areas of the country to resume wearing masks because of Covid-19. Come on when does it end I believe everyone should show their vaccination card to be admitted to airlines, movie theaters, restaurants and concerts and anywhere big crowds will be. You said this would happen & it didn’t. CDCDirector CDCgov NIH JoeBiden GovCox CovidVaccine UtahDepOfHealth Never stopped wearing mask felt this was coming

CDC: Vaccinated Should Wear Masks Again in Many CasesThe CDC will advise that vaccinated people living in areas of high COVID transmission should start wearing masks when indoors with unvaccinated people, the immunocompromised, and children under 12 who are not eligible for the vaccine

CDC set to recommend vaccinated Americans wear masks indoors againThe announcement, which applies to vaccinated as well as unvaccinated people, will mark a sharp change in policy for the nation’s leading health agency. And the 'I just want it to end crowd' will fall in line like sheep So in other words now science is saying the vaccines DONT work and the government continues to show how much of a bunch of frauds they are. Nice this will definitely get people to get the vaccine now 😬😂 No

Symptomatic breakthrough COVID-19 infections rare, CDC data estimatesNationwide, approximately 153,000 symptomatic breakthrough cases are estimated to have occurred as of last week, representing approximately 0.098% of those fully vaccinated, according to unpublished internal CDC document obtained by ABC News. This is just awful and irresponsible. We have no idea how many vaccinated cases have occurred. The CDC is not having us report them. Notice please, they say “estimated” but give no methodology for their estimation. This is just not true. That’s 0.098% is an amazingly low percentage. Not even Point 1 %!

CDC expected to backpedal on some masking guidelinesThe nation’s top health agency is expected to backpedal Tuesday on its masking guidelines and recommend that even vaccinated people wear masks indoors in parts of the U.S. where the coronavirus is surging, according to a federal official. How about masks everywhere to PREVENT more people from getting it? This reactive catch-up game makes zero sense. Is CDC about politically appeasing or protecting public health? “Back pedal” aka responding to the facts on the ground. What a shit headline. 'Backpedal' is a weird way to say adjusting guidelines because people are not taking this pandemic seriously and don't listen to the CDC. Do better.