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CDC Again Recommends Indoor Masks for COVID Hot Spots as Delta Variant Rages

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has reversed its coronavirus mask guidance, recommending that fully vaccinated people resume covering their faces while indoors as the highly contagious delta variant of the virus fuels new outbreaks nationwide.

CDC Director Dr. Rochelle Walensky said Tuesday the agency advises people in areas with “high or substantial” coronavirus transmission go back to wearing masks indoors.

Roughly 63% of U.S. counties currently have high or substantial rates of transmission, CNN reported, citing CDC data.

The CDC revised its guidance two months ago to recommend that vaccinated people didn’t need to wear masks indoors, but the delta variant and its rapid transmission across the country has changed that, the agency said.

“In recent days I have seen new scientific data from recent outbreak investigations showing that the delta variant behaves uniquely differently from past strains of the virus that cause COVID-19,” Walensky said, CNN reported.

As of Wednesday, just 49% of the U.S. population — or about 163 million people — has been fully vaccinated, according to CDC data.

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