Shed That Mask!

After a year of having to wear a mask (especially those that care about their health and that of others) the CDC has now issued some much needed good news….

A big move by the CDC: The agency on Thursday eased indoor mask-wearing guidance for fully vaccinated people, allowing them to safely stop wearing masks inside in most places. The new guidance still calls for wearing masks in crowded indoor settings like buses, planes, hospitals, prisons, and homeless shelters, but will help clear the way for reopening workplaces, schools, and other venues—even removing the need for masks or social distancing for those who are fully vaccinated, per the AP. The CDC will also no longer recommend that fully vaccinated people wear masks outdoors in crowds. The announcement comes as the CDC and the Biden administration have faced pressure to ease restrictions on fully vaccinated people—people who are two weeks past their last required COVID-19 vaccine dose—in part to highlight the benefits of getting the shot.
“This is a day that I think will be marked as a true turning point in the pandemic in the United States,” says Richard Besser, former acting director of the CDC, per the Washington Post. “The idea that people who are fully vaccinated can take off their masks, can go outside, can go inside, be around people, and not have to worry about COVID anymore, that’s absolutely huge.” Dr. Rochelle Walensky, the director of the CDC, announced the new guidance on Thursday afternoon at a White House briefing, saying the long-awaited change is thanks to millions of people getting vaccinated—and based on the latest science about how well those shots are working. Just two weeks ago, the CDC recommended that fully vaccinated people continue to wear masks indoors in all settings and outdoors in large crowds.

This is great news for most people so they can get back to “normal” (whatever that means)….

There is a “but” for me.

I do not trust most people to be telling the truth about their vaccinations…..

I live in an area that fought the wearing of masks as an assault on the individual rights (those rights that make them stupid)…..

So I will be extra careful and avoid morons in a crowd.

Go have a life….but be safe….

I Read, I Write, You Know

“lego ergo scribo”

11 thoughts on “Shed That Mask!

  1. Whether or not people are vaccinated doesn’t stop them still being able to spread the virus. It only offers some protection to them, not to others. Allowing people to stop wearing masks is a decision they will soon regret.
    Best wishes, Pete.

  2. The no maskers will all claim to be vaccinated – not a good idea at all until 70% or more people are vaccinated – politics over uncommon good sense again!

  3. I agree to Pete’s comment, and add, you can not really trust the scientific results too. Its not a conspiracy theory (i hope), its fact that we do not know too much about this virus, and the mutations spread around the world. Be well, stay save! Michael

  4. The CDC bowed to pressure from the maskless assholes and the anti-vaaxers and will be fully resonsible for any resurgences that occur because of their early release of the mask mandates. Just like the anti-maskeres who went around screaming that masks were violating their rights, I am going to be going around screaming that as an American I have a right to wear a mask if I choose to do so … and believe me, I choose to do so!

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