Pro-maskers Melt Down On Social Media After Mandate Lifted

Some Americans did not take kindly to the Center for Disease and Control’s (CDC) new announcement Thursday that fully vaccinated people don’t need masks in most cases.

“We have all longed for this moment when we can get back to some sense of normalcy,” CDC director Dr. Rochelle Walensky said at a press briefing Thursday.

“Based on the continuing downward trajectory of cases, the scientific data on the performance of our vaccines, and our understanding of how the virus spreads,” Walensky said, “that moment has come for those who are fully vaccinated.”

But the development sparked mixed reactions and some insisted they will continue wearing masks, despite being vaccinated.

MSNBC political contributor Dr. Jason Johnson wrote, “I will continue to wear a mask in closed buildings and restaurants thank you. [I]t’s not an imposition on anyone else or doubting the CDC, it’s just added caution.”

CNN medical analyst Leana Wen wrote: “The CDC has gone from one extreme to another, from over-caution to throwing caution into the wind. By not requiring proof of vaccination, they are essentially eliminating mask mandates & physical distancing. This could DISINCENTIVIZE vaccination.”

MSNBC host Joe Scarborough, responding to a tweet that said he and his wife, Mike Brzezinski, would continue wearing masks during plane flights, responded: “The CDC says it as well. Probably a smart thing to do now, and a good idea to keep a mask on hand in the future if that person in the seat next to you starts the hacking and sneezing routine in flu season.”

The CDC’s new guidance declares people who are fully immunized can go to schools, workplaces, or other indoor places without wearing a mask or keeping a six-foot distance.

The new rules still advise people to wear masks in places like planes, hospitals, homeless shelters, and prisons.

Gun control activist David Hogg chimed in, saying he, too, will keep wearing a mask. “I feel the need to continue wearing my mask outside even though I’m fully vaccinated because the inconvenience of having to wear a mask is more than worth it to have people not think I’m a conservative,” he wrote.

One user claimed the CDC’s announcement was “empowering anti-maskers and anti-vaxers.”

Another added, “At my doctors office there is a sign on the door that says ‘You will wear a mask past this door regardless of the current advisories. Put in on or turn around.’ Yes!”

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