I think people are misinterpreting, thinking that this is a removal of a mask mandate for everyone. It’s not. It’s an assurance to those who are vaccinated that they can feel safe, be they outdoors or indoors. — Anthony S. Fauci, the government’s leading infectious-disease expert
I think people are misinterpreting, thinking that this is a removal of a mask mandate for everyone. It’s not. It’s an assurance to those who are vaccinated that they can feel safe, be they outdoors or indoors. — Anthony S. Fauci, the government’s leading infectious-disease expert
Fauci says the public is ‘misinterpreting’ the CDC’s latest mask guidance
The updated Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guide to masks wasn't meant to end mask mandates, though some have interpreted the recommendations that way. Infectious-disease expert Anthony S. Fauci spoke to Axios Wednesday to dispel confusion: The new masking advice is supposed to reassure those who are vaccinated they can feel safe, inside or outdoors he said.

“I think people are misinterpreting, thinking that this is a removal of a mask mandate for everyone. It’s not,” he said. At a Senate hearing, Republicans grilled CDC director Rochelle Walensky on the topic. She responded that some places in the United States need to keep up their guard – especially the “counties that aren’t vaccinated.”

Fauci emphasized that the health agency did not explicitly tell unvaccinated people to go without masks but instead communicated to vaccinated individuals that they will not get infected indoors or outdoors.

“People either read them quickly, or listen and hear half of it. They are feeling that we’re saying: ‘You don’t need the mask anymore.’ That’s not what the CDC said,” he told the news outlet.
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