Count National National Nurses United (NNU) among those taking issue with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) for rolling back mask requirements for fully vaccinated people.
According to the guidance released by the CDC on Thursday, fully vaccinated people can go maskless indoors and outdoors, and no longer have to social distance.
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And NNU found the new mask policy especially insulting on the heels of International Nurses Day, which was on Wednesday.
On Sunday, she pointed to recent studies involving real-world data that indicate vaccinated people rarely contract the virus.
And if they do contract a breakthrough infection, their cases are milder, shorter and harder to spread to others.
Even so, NNU pointed to racial disparities in America’s vaccination efforts, saying the mask rollback will disproportionately harm Black, Indigenous and people of color. »