As more and more of the American population have received all doses for the Covid-19 vaccine, the Centre for Disease Control and Prevention put forth a set of guidelines for these people to follow. In the past, it has been noted that the Centre for Disease Control and Prevention took the utmost care in ensuring that their guidelines would meet the needs and safety of the people.
CDC Protocols On What Vaccinated People Can Do Lack The Usual Cautious Approach
In this particular instance, however, it would seem that the Centre for Disease Control and Prevention has dropped the ball. While it is extremely heartening to hear that fully vaccinated people are now protected enough for them to move about in public without masks, the organization has forgotten to take into account those who have not yet taken the vaccine doses.
The Centre for Disease Control and Prevention announced that fully vaccinated Americans don’t need to wear their masks indoors bar a few exceptions. But the problem arises that a majority of the population is not fully vaccinated. Dropping mask mandates could be dire to all as one doesn’t know who is vaccinated and who is not.
The former US Surgeon General Jerome Adams said, “I think that the play call was right, but they fumbled the ball at the 1-yard line in terms of communicating this to the public.” He explained that while the Centre for Disease Control and Prevention has sound reasoning behind this move, the message was ill-advised.
Adams, who worked under the Trump administration said, “It was a little bit of whiplash for the American public in terms of them saying just a week before, ‘Keep your mask on,’ and then all of a sudden they’re saying now you can take them off.” He explained that many hath officials told him that, “they are upset, they were blindsided by this new information.”
Dr Leana Wen, an emergency physician addressed the claims that the recent actions of the Centre for Disease Control and Prevention is particularly confusing. This is because in the past the Centre for Disease Control and Prevention has always been cautious in setting guidelines for vaccinated people to ensure that there is no further spread of the virus.
Now it seems as the pendulum has swung in the opposite direction says, Dr Wen. The new system allows everybody to roam without masks and doing so without having proof of vaccination could lead to a problem. It puts several people at risk from children who are not yet eligible for vaccination to adults who could be vulnerable to the virus.
Dr Wen went on to explain saying, “We’ve seen governors and mayors and business owners drop mask mandates, and as a result of that, we’ve now made life much less safe for unvaccinated people, for immunocompromised individuals and for young children who cannot yet be vaccinated. I think the CDC meant to say something really good, which is these vaccines are protective. There were unintended consequences of their actions.”
Jerome Adams, the Surgeon General under Trump’s administration explained how this system is not effective for all age groups. He states that both his teenage sons have been fully vaccinated but his daughter who is 11 years old is still not eligible for the vaccine.
“So when we go out in public, even though I don’t have to wear a mask anymore because I’ve been vaccinated, I wear one with I’m with my daughter because I don’t want her to feel like she’s the only one left out,” says Adams.
The former Surgeon General said, “We’re in this together. Sometimes, you do things even if you don’t feel like they’ll benefit you because they’ll benefit others. We don’t want our little ones to be stigmatized or at risk.” He also said that he would continue to wear his mask especially “in those public settings where there may be a large number of people who aren’t vaccinated.”