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JUST IN: CDC to Recommend Face Masks for Some Vaccinated Americans

The Centers for Disease Control is poised to revise their recommendation regarding face masks starting Tuesday, back-tracking on previous guidelines and suggesting some vaccinated Americans should cover their mouths and noses if living in COVID hotspots.

The story first broke in The New York Times, referring to the reversal as “a sharp turnabout from the agency’s position since May” on Twitter.

“The change follows reports of rising breakthrough infections with the Delta variant of the virus in people who were fully immunized, and case surges in regions with low vaccination rates. The vaccines remain effective against the worst outcomes of infection with the virus, including those involving the Delta variant,” writes the Times.

“But the new guidance, the details of which are expected later Tuesday, would mark a sharp turnabout from the agency’s position since May that vaccinated people do not need to wear masks in most indoor spaces,” adds the newspaper.

The CDC is set to hold a press briefing at 3PM ET Tuesday.

“It’s a dynamic situation. It’s a work in progress. It evolves like in so many other areas of the pandemic,” Anthony Fauci told CNN. “You’ve got to look at the data.”

The news comes as several local governments — including California, New York City, and others — started mandating vaccines or weekly testing for most public employees.

This is a developing story. Check back for updates.

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9 responses to “JUST IN: CDC to Recommend Face Masks for Some Vaccinated Americans”

  1. slamminsammie says:

    Fauci saying ” You’ve got to look at the data” but when you look at the data ” NO NOT THAT DATA!!!”

  2. Gobsmacked says:

    @alexander_gaius – Tim tweeted the big headline comparison thing in one photo. Might be easier as a sharable for quick visual digestion. 🙂

  3. Gobsmacked says:

    Real Science –
    The masks are unfair to those who have vaccinated. It isn’t my job to protect those who have chosen a different path for one reason or another – they can wear a mask and/or stay at home.

    I am SICK of wearing a mask at work. I got to be mask-free for 2 fucking weeks. That’s it. Now the boss joked about making a mask to celebrate Halloween in. This shit isn’t funny.

  4. Unkwn says:

    No. I’m through with the mask. At this point if you don’t want to be infected you can just stay cooped up in your house for the rest of your life. Fuck the Government, Fuck the CDC, Fuck the lockdowns, and Fuck the damn masks

  5. Estimated_Lot says:

    They can go fuck off with their masks. People are tired of this crap. And now they’ve basically admitted the PCR doesn’t distinguish between the flu and covid. Both can give you a positive.

    This entire travesty is about to get much worse if they continue down this path.

  6. McKelvey says:

    What’s a “breakthrough infection”? Is this supposed to be one of those terms used to distract from the vaccines efficacy rate?

  7. Wolv256 says:

    I don’t care. I recommend the CDC goes and f—s themselves.

  8. Alexander_Gaius says:

    Watching the video on youtube. It would be AWESOME if you shared the link for that big headline comparison thing, because that would make it so much easier to show people who otherwise would just ignore the video.