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CDC says those fully-vaccinated can largely ditch masks indoors

WASHINGTON, DC — The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is easing indoor mask-wearing guidance for fully vaccinated people, allowing them to safely stop wearing masks inside in most places.

The announcement came Thursday from CDC Director Dr.  Rochelle Walensky.

The new guidance still calls for wearing masks in crowded indoor settings like buses, planes, hospitals, prisons and homeless shelters, but could ease restrictions for reopening workplaces and schools.

The CDC also no longer recommends that fully vaccinated people wear masks outdoors in crowds.

“We have all longed for this moment — when we can get back to some sense of normalcy,” said Walensky.

The more people get vaccinated, the faster infections will drop — and the harder it will be for the coronavirus to mutate enough to escape vaccines, according to health experts.

Thursday’s move comes as nearly half of the U.S. population has received at least one dose of vaccine and coronavirus cases are at their lowest rate since September. Also, deaths are at their lowest point since last April.

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  1. CDC Exaggerates Danger of Outdoor COVID-19 Transmission: Report

    A New York Times analysis takes aim at the CDC’s announcement last month that “less than 10%” of COVID-19 transmission was occurring outdoors. The report calls it calling it “both true and deceiving,” much like saying sharks attack fewer than 20,000 swimmers worldwide annually, when the actual number is about 150.

  2. CDC/Fauci = Morons.

    7 vax’ed NY Yankees tested positive today and are contagious. I agree that masks aren’t needed and they are and have been completely foolish but this article confirms the CDC and ‘listen to the science’ had been total BS since the beginning of this.

    1. Also, declare yourself Senile. When you are sent to Senior Home to be taken care of you bet your ass the nurses will give you a Covid19 shot whether you like it or not. Stop being a stubborn Old Jackass!!

  3. Damn things never stopped the COVID. All liberal bullshit from the beginning. Faushi: don’t wear a mask, wear a mask optional, ok to kiss, kids don’t need a mask, kids need a mask, old people are fine and no mask needed. Wait old people need a mask. I’m so fu*king confused. I caught it from senile biden.

    1. Masks are not meant to Stop anything! They are meant to give you some protection against airborne viruses, dummy. Just like not eating Fatty Junkfood can give you some protection from dying of blocked arteries. Nothing can STOP ANYTHING from happening. But we still follow doctor’s orders so we can hope to live a long and healthy life. And we still wear seat belts and drive with care so we won’t die in a car crash. BUT nothing will ABSOLUTELY guarantee that you will live to the ripe old age of 90, or 100.

    1. Give em Hell, Charlie. These Numbnuts have been Anti-Science, Anti-Truth ever since the Pandemic began. You can’t teach an old Retrumpican dog any new tricks. So just let them have their senile tantrums all they want. Bet most of them have been advised by their relatives to get the Covid19 vaccine, and have already been vaccinated. I’m also vaccinated so I really don’t give a shit if these old Codgers wear a mask or not, or whether they believe in medical science, masks, or whatnot. It’s their ass, so they can get sick and die of Covid if they want.

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