(FiveNation.com)- In case you haven’t heard, the Centers for Disease Control is making yet another reversal, calling for universal masking in public schools. It comes after the CDC also announced that vaccinated people should now wear masks when indoors and around other people, despite claiming in May that it was safe for people who have taken the vaccine to finally take their masks off.
Does this vaccine work or not?
CDC Director Rochelle Walensky released a number of new recommendations last week for people who are fully vaccinated and in “high transmission” areas, including the recommendation to wear masks indoors. Walensky claimed that the spread of the Delta variant of the virus, which is said to be more contagious, is the reason why the recommendation has been made.
However, Walensky stopped short of saying that the COVID-19 vaccine does not work. So which is it?
In a statement, Walensky said that information about the Delta variant from a number of states and some foreign countries indicates that, on rare occasions, some vaccinated people are being infected with the new variant of the virus and spreading it to others. Despite claiming that such incidents are rare, Walensky said that the science is “worrisome” and warrants an update to their previous recommendation.
#DeltaVariant surging in U.S. New data show Delta much more contagious than previous versions of #COVID19. Unvaccinated people: get vaccinated & mask until you do. Everyone in areas of substantial/high transmission should wear a mask, even if vaccinated. https://t.co/tt49zOEC8N
— CDC (@CDCgov) July 27, 2021
Furthermore, the CDC has recommended that all people in K-12 schools should wear a mask indoors, including all students. Walensky also said that children should return to full in-person learning while wearing masks.
Obviously the recommendation has had an impact on President Joe Biden’s efforts to get all of the American public vaccinated, as many Americans hold out over fears that the vaccine may be more dangerous than the virus.
That’s presumably why Biden recommended that any person that takes the vaccine from now on should receive $100 from the state.