In indoor congregate settings, where you don't really have a good handle on who is vaccinated and who is not, under those circumstances the CDC still recommends, appropriately, that we wear masks. — Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases
In indoor congregate settings, where you don't really have a good handle on who is vaccinated and who is not, under those circumstances the CDC still recommends, appropriately, that we wear masks. — Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases
How long will Covid-19 masking rules last?
On the one hand, we've seen this movie before. Covid-19 cases and deaths are falling, but the same was true last spring before the Delta variant tore through the country. Is it time to dial back the restrictions or does letting up now risk a resurgence in the winter?

On the other hand, we're in a new place entirely. Kids ages 5-11 can get vaccinated. Adults and older kids have had access to the vaccines for months.

We know so much more now about when and where masks are needed: in crowded indoor spaces. But we also don't know when a new variant could flare.

"We're on a downward trend. We want to keep going on a downward trend," Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, told Bloomberg TV on Tuesday. "We're not going to have to be wearing masks forever. But for now, particularly as the CDC recommends, in indoor congregate settings, where you don't really have a good handle on who is vaccinated and who is not, under those circumstances the CDC still recommends, appropriately, that we wear masks."

Support for mask requirements is shrinking. Two-thirds of Americans were strongly or somewhat supportive of governments requiring masks to be worn in all public places in an Axios/Ipsos poll conducted at the end of August, with 45% strongly in support. Only about one-third were strongly supportive in the same poll in early November, and a combined 60% were strongly or somewhat supportive.
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