Behind the CDC’s new COVID-19 mask guidelines for those who are fully vaccinated
Last week, the CDC updated its guidance on mask-wearing in public for individuals that are fully vaccinated against COVID-19. The agency stated, “if you are fully vaccinated, you can resume activities that you did prior to the pandemic.” That means fully vaccinated individuals can wear masks indoors or outdoors if they choose to.
Unsurprisingly, this guidance was met with controversy.
Some critics felt the guidelines were too abrupt while others questioned if the guidelines hold up principles of health equity. On today’s episode of Health Affairs This Week, Health Affairs’ Blog Editor Chris Fleming and Director of Equity Vabren Watts review the CDC guidelines and discuss the criticism and remaining questions surrounding the agency’s decision.
- When You’ve Been Fully Vaccinated (CDC)
- Fauci Says Public Is ‘Misinterpreting’ Latest CDC Mask Guidance (CNBC)
- The CDC’s Mask Guidance Is A Mess. Biden Needs To Clean It Up (Washington Post)
- Community Use Of face Masks And COVID-19: Evidence From A Natural Experiment Of State Mandates In The US (Health Affairs)