Biden administrator reportedly reflected on mask push amid spike in Delta's COVID-19 cases
Biden administration reportedly considering urging Vaccinated Americans to wear masks again in more settings, au " midpoint of nationwide peak in Delta variant COVID-19 cases.
Top White House aides in talks with Center officials for Disease Control and Prevention of the United States, which has abandoned its mandate to mask people vaccinated but is now considering whether to update its guidelines, the " Washington Post reported , citing a Biden aide and a federal health official.
One idea in mind would be to ask everyone to mask themselves when they are old.We are vaccinated and unvaccinated m ix in public places or indoors, such as in malls or cinemas, two people familiar with the conversations told the newspaper.
Those responsible for the White House have so far been reluctant to impose warrants that would explicitly require Americans to show proof of their vaccine status, said a source at the point of sale, who stressed that the talks are preliminary and may also result in new posts.
The White House has taken a hands-off approach with the agency to allow scientists to work without interference. Images figcaption >
Officials also said any new official guidance should come from the CDC, as the White House has taken a hands-off approach with the agency to allow scientists to work without interference.
"At this time, we have no plans to change our masking guidelines " CDC spokesman Jason McDonald told CNN .
The CDC currently recommends that vaccinated people not wear masks. AFP via Images
Discussions unfold as the United States sees more than 40,000 new cases of coronavirus per day, a peak from the low of about 11,000 cases per day last month, according to the Washington Post. The most infectious strain Delta has been linked to the outbreak.
In addition, the rate of vaccination continues to slow, with around 500,000 people per day receiving the vaccine, according to the trjournal vaccine aqueous.
An idea that would be considered would be asking everyone to dress up when vaccinated and unvaccinated people mix in public places such as malls or cinemas. AFP via Images
"In the White House, we follow the advice and guidance of medical and health experts," saidu newspaper Kevin Munoz, deputy press secretary of the White House.
"Public health advice is made by the CDC, and they continue to recommend that fully vaccinated people not wear a mask . If you are not vaccinated you should wear a mask, "he added.
So far, those responsible for the White House would have been reluctant to impose mandates that would requireAmericans are not explicitly required to prove their immunization status. AFP via Images
Marcus Plescia, chief medical officer of the Association of State and Territorial Health Officials spoke with the CDC and state officials about it this week, the newspaper reported.
"It's fair to say they are reconsidering everything. I think it's all on the table, ”he told the outlet, including whether to revisit the recommendations on wearing masks and social distancing.