Via Twitter, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced that all vaccinated Americans can resume pre-pandemic activities without masks or social distancing—barring any mandates assigned by “federal, state, local, tribal, or territorial laws.”
“Fully vaccinated people can resume activities without wearing a mask or physically distancing,” announced the CDC, in a growing effort to encourage Americans to receive the vaccine and attain herd immunity.
The new guidance tweeted out by the CDC also dictates that Americans who have yet to accept both doses—with a requisite waiting period of two weeks after the second dose—do not meet eligibility to participate in normal, pre-COVID activities, and advises they “find a vaccine.”
States like Florida and Texas continue to succeed after re-opening months ago — and thsoe decisions were predicated on the exact same data available today.
Easing of these COVID restrictions should reasonably inspire every state in America to open its doors for business, but the coin flip approach taken by the CDC and Anthony Fauci over the past year has kept American society stuck between gears in its COVID plan.
The erratic recommendations of the CDC and the stipulations that will allow crazed governors to retain COVID restrictions both discourage vaccination rates and undermine the public’s confidence in the vaccine’s proven efficacy. A weakened America now looks to limp past the COVID finish line.
The loosening of the CDC’s severe grip on America, backed by simple data and disregard for political influence, will be the quickest way back to normalcy.