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CDC: Vaccinated People Don’t Need Masks When Gathered Together

No need for a mask if you’ve been vaccinated. That comes straight from the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention, which has relaxed COVID-19 restrictions for inoculated individuals.

Per the CDC, it is safe to gather without masks or social distancing in smaller groups, while continuing to take “precaution” in most circumstances.

That makes sense. Given that we’re still in the early stages of vaccination, it’s not known whether it will completely eradicate the virus or if people can still get infected and transmit it to others.

“But early research suggests that in addition to protecting against severe cases of COVID-19 that could lead to hospitalization or death, authorized vaccines likely also make people less vulnerable to infection and potentially less likely to spread the virus, the CDC said,” The Wall Street Journal reported.

Texas, Mississippi, Iowa, North Dakota and Montana have already dropped mask mandates, and more states are sure to soon follow suit. Eleven states never required face coverings statewide — Alaska, Arizona, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Missouri, Nebraska, Oklahoma, South Carolina, South Dakota and Tennessee.

With the vaccine beginning to become more readily available, we may be able to see our wide smiles about it all across the country very soon.

Written by Sam Amico

Sam Amico is the assistant managing editor-newsdesk at OutKick. He is also the co-founder and senior writer at Hoopswire.com, and has covered the NBA for nearly 20 years, including his time at Sports Illustrated, FOX Sports and CBS Sports. A native of Akron, Ohio, his writing career began in Wyoming.

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    • Fellow Texas resident and it’s an absolute tragicomedy seeing wokesters lose their minds over NOT being forced to wear a mask. Then again, this whole mask mandate gave their weak/wack/social media tough asses a false sense of power.

  1. States that did not require masks suffered no higher infection rate than those that did, they were almost identical. Also the high use of masks (self-reported) did nothing to slow or stop the spike in cases in the fall and winter. That data is from the CDC. Conclusion? Masks do nothing to stop the virus. Put another way, the virus gonna virus.

  2. I think I get why Texas and other states booted the mask mandates now. They knew this type of scary government micromanagement was coming, so they wanted to neutralize it before it started by removing the control lever: masks. As completely useless and ridiculous as they are, masks are a powerful control. You can hear governments all over the world starting this chant to restrict travel unless you are vaccinated with unproven vaccines. That’s a scary precedent and is more about control than public health. This type of “Nanny State Healthcare” overreach can get out of control and turn into a tool of tyranny fast if we aren’t careful.

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