CNN’s top health expert Dr. Leana Wen claims school children should only be allowed to remove face masks if vaccinated and tested every single day.
“Masks are a very powerful layer of protection. It’s one layer … Let’s say a school or class where everyone is vaccinated in that class, I could imagine that situation where we would remove masks. Or if we have rapid testing. Imagine if every child and teacher were tested every morning, and also they’re vaccinated … Maybe you can remove masks at that time. We’re nowhere near that yet,” said Dr. Wen.
Wen made similar comments last week when she compared unvaccinated people out in public with drunk drivers.
“We need to start looking at the choice to remain unvaccinated the same as we look at driving while intoxicated,” said Wen. “You have the option to not get vaccinated if you want, but then you can’t go out in public, because when you go out in public you have the potential of infecting other people with a potentially deadly disease.”
“Just like you can choose to drink in private if you want, but if you get behind the wheel of a car and can endanger other people, there is an obligation by society to prevent you from doing that,” she added.