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Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer will not restart mask mandate despite CDC recommendations

'The best way to stay safe is to get vaccinated, we're really strongly encouraging everyone to do just that,' Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer said on Tuesday.

7/28/2021 6:47:00 AM

'The best way to stay safe is to get vaccinated, we're really strongly encouraging everyone to do just that,' Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer said on Tuesday.

'The best way to stay safe is to get vaccinated, we're really strongly encouraging everyone to do just that,' Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer said on Tuesday.

) issuing updated recommendations on masks.Whitmer, a Democrat, was one of the first governors to impose a statewide mask mandate during the first wave of the pandemic last year, facing heavy backlash from mostly Republican critics. On Tuesday, Whitmer said that she does not expect to issue another mask mandate following the new CDC guidance recommending that masks be worn indoors regardless of vaccination status in areas where the virulent Delta variant is spreading quickly.

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"I do not anticipate another pandemic order, not in the near future and maybe not ever," Whitmer told reporters on Tuesday."The fact of the matter is, we now know a lot more about this virus. We have vaccines. The best way to stay safe is to get vaccinated, we're really strongly encouraging everyone to do just that."

Whitmer wore a mask before and after the press conference where she made the remarks, saying that she had done so on the advice of Dr. Joneigh Khaldun, the state's chief medical executive. The new CDC guidance was issued just after the governor's comments. It was unclear whether the Whitmer's position remained unchanged in light of the guidance. headtopics.com

Newsweekreached out to Whitmer's office for comment.Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer said that she does"not anticipate another pandemic order" on Tuesday. Whitmer is pictured wearing a mask before receiving a COVID-19 vaccine in Detroit, Michigan on April 6, 2021.

Matthew Hatcher/GettyThe CDC says that masks should be worn indoors even by those who are vaccinated in areas with transmission levels that the agency deems"high" or"substantial." While Michigan as a whole is experiencing moderate spread of the virus and currently falls short of the mark, 10 out of 83 counties in the state already have high enough transmission levels for the recommendation to apply. About 64 percent of all U.S. counties currently qualify for the new guidance.

The CDC also recommends that masks be worn by all students and faculty when schools return to session this fall. Although Michigan is recommending the same, no statewide school mask mandates are in place, with the decision left to individual school districts instead.

CDC Director Dr. Rochelle Walensky said that the new guidance was necessary due to the rampant spread of the Delta variant—which is more considerably more contagious than previous strains and has also been shown to be resistant to vaccines. She stressed that even vaccinated individuals could transmit the virus, and particularly the Delta variant, to those who may be more vulnerable. headtopics.com

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Businesses dream of it🤣🤣🤣 I don’t see any science in this article. Fauci said two months ago that it’s highly unlikely for a vaccinated person to contract Covid indoors. The CDC said masks are not required indoors. This is an example of the Biden administration pressuring the CDC for political reasons. Those experts are idiots than, why would people take vaccine if the still have to wear masks, and what’s next? Another lockdown ?