Shortly after publishing an article, USA Today removed an excerpt quoting NBC News reporting new data suggesting that vaccinated people may have higher levels of the virus and infect others, according to Trending Politics.
Referring to the latest Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) mandate to again push for the use of facemasks indoors, USA Today had written, “NBC News, citing unnamed officials aware of the decision, reported it comes after new data suggests vaccinated individuals could have higher levels of virus and infect others amid the surge of cases driven by the delta variant of the coronavirus.”
Although USA Today deleted the excerpt, it still reported the news of the new CDC mandate on facemasks announced by CDC Director Dr Rochelle Walensky.
The new provision includes all persons and students, regardless of whether or not they are vaccinated against COVID-19 or CCP (Chinese Communist Party) virus.
“Universal indoor masking for all teachers, staff, students, and visitors to K-12 schools, regardless of vaccination status,” is part of the recommendations.
Previously the CDC advised that everyone older than age two and not fully vaccinated against the CCP virus wear masks indoors. However, according to Fox News, fully vaccinated people do not need to wear masks or physically distance themselves in any setting.
But arguing an alleged increase in infections with the Delta variant, which Walensky said behaves in a “unique and different” way and could make vaccinated people infectious, “an update to our recommendation” is warranted, she added.
Meanwhile, the Biden administration press secretary said the president will continue to be guided by “science,” examine public health data and provide new guidance if “needed to save lives, [and] protect the American people.”
Biden said in a statement: “[The latest] announcement by the CDC—that new research and concerns about the Delta variant leads CDC to recommend a return to masking in parts of the country—is another step on our journey to defeating this virus.”
However, there were several questions about the need to wear masks.
Former President Trump and Florida Governor Ron DeSantis were among those who spoke out against the measure.
“We won’t go back. We won’t mask our children. Joe Biden and his administration learned nothing from the last year,” Trump said in his statement, adding, “Why do democrats distrust the science? Don’t let this happen to our children.”
Gov. De Santis declared that facemasks should not be mandated at all. “It should not be mandated,” he said, and vowed that they would not be mandatory in his state.