In some late-breaking news, the Centers For Disease Control and Prevention are expected to recommend that fully vaccinated people start wearing masks indoors again especially in COVID hotspots where there is a high transmission rate.
This is happening just over two months after the CDC gave the go-ahead to vaccinated people to drop their masks. NBC News is reporting that new data suggest that fully vaccinated people could carry higher levels of the virus than previously thought and could infect others amid the surge of cases brought on by the delta variant.
This CDC recommendation is expected to include everyone in K-12 schools. According to CDC data, nearly two-thirds of US counties have high or substantial transmission of COVID-19. Federal health officials fear that delta, now the dominant form of the disease in the U.S., is hitting states with low vaccination rates.
The delta variant has ripped through unvaccinated communities in the U.S., accounting for almost all recent hospitalizations and deaths. Recently in Provincetown, Massachusetts, officials advised everyone to start wearing masks again indoors after an outbreak of new cases following the 4th of July holiday.
This news follows last week's recommendation by the American Academy of Pediatrics that all children, vaccinated or not, wear masks when they return to school this fall. Also, this week the state of California along with New York City announced plans to mandate COVID-19 vaccines for many of their employees.
For more on the story, visit NBC News' website.
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