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The nation’s largest union of registered nurses condemned the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Saturday for lifting mask recommendations for vaccinated people and called on the agency to “do the right thing” and revise its guidance.
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“This is a huge blow to our efforts at confronting this virus and the pandemic,” said Ms. Castillo, whose union represents 170,000 nurses nationwide.
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The union also criticized the C.D.C. for other actions, including its decision to stop monitoring breakthrough infections among vaccinated individuals and to investigate such cases only if they result in a hospitalization or death.
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The union also called on the agency, which recently recognized that the virus could be transmitted through aerosolized particles, to update its guidance about ventilation and respiratory protection accordingly.

The union also called on the Occupational Safety and Health Administration to immediately issue emergency temporary standards on infectious diseases to protect people in the workplace.

The union noted that more than 35,000 new cases of coronavirus were being reported each day and that more than 600 people were dying each day. “Now is not the time to relax protective measures, and we are outraged that the C.D.C. has done just that while we are still in the midst of the deadliest pandemic in a century,” Ms. Castillo said.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Saturday clarified coronavirus advice for U.S. schools, recommending the continued, universal use of masks and physical distancing, after the agency’s sudden announcement that vaccinated Americans could forego masks indoors.

bizgrrl's picture

A growing number of major

A growing number of major retailers are lifting mask requirements for those who are fully inoculated after new federal guidance, largely moving to an honor system in which they trust that only vaccinated people will bare their faces.

The guidance does not lift the masking requirement for anyone "on transit, in health care facilities or in certain crowded areas — while affirming that local regulations should still be respected."

calloway1972's picture

Y'all really have had

Y'all really have had permanent psychological damage visited upon you because you had an inability to switch cable news off last summer.

At this point it really is the patriotic duty of every non-neurotic American to parade around everywhere time permits completely and proudly maskless.

Enough of this.

Treehouse's picture

Patriotic?

Did you learn about patriotism in school? Did you go to school? What part of wearing or not wearing a mask is patriotic? You are the kind of man who would take ED drugs and parade around everywhere time permits completely and proudly condom-less.

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