For many Americans, this whole mask mess has very little to do with whether or not face coverings prevent the spread of coronavirus, as it’s fairly obvious that they do work. No, the issue here is about whether or not the government has any right to tell us what to wear.
This has been a hotly debated topic for nearly a year now, with shocking public demonstrations against mask-wearing taking place almost weekly.
For many, any real return to “normalcy” would include the omission of the face coverings, but the CDC appears to be putting the kibosh on that.
FULLY vaccinated Americans can gather in groups indoors without masks, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said.take our poll - story continues below
However, those who have had the jab should still wear a face covering in public.
The CDC released the new guidelines on Monday morning.
The long-awaited guidance from the CDC begins the process of providing clarity to Americans anxious to learn how the nation will begin returning to normalcy as vaccinations ramp up.
Under the guidelines, fully vaccinated people could gather in groups without masks or social distancing.
Vaccinated people could also come together in the same way with people considered at low risk for severe disease, such as in the case of vaccinated grandparents visiting a healthy child and grandchildren.
The guidelines will almost certainly run afoul of states such as Texas, who’ve already moved to eliminate their mask mandates as they begin to reopen their economies.
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