CDC announces massive shift in masking guidelines, now says people can make their own choices

With the COVID-19 pandemic coming to an abrupt halt in past weeks, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has seemingly finally caught up with the “science.”

According to the Daily Caller, the U.S. agency quietly announced relaxed masking rules for most indoor settings, using a series of various categories to determine risk, leaving Americans to finally make their own choices of whether or not to mask up. 

The categories are divided into low, medium, and high risk, which are based on other COVID metrics, such as case counts and hospitalizations in a specific area.

Because many Democrat-led cities and states have relied on CDC guidance as to how they issue mandates and rules, the updated and relaxed guidance could hypothetically mean that many areas of the country might soon do away with the mandates altogether.

The CDC’s justification

Many believe that the Democrat-led U.S. government, Dem politicians and city leaders have suddenly changed their tune on masking, which has become a white-hot political topic in recent months, because the November midterms are nearing.

It’s widely known, through polling and general observation, that Americans are largely sick and tired of mask mandates at this point in the pandemic, leaving many to wonder whether or not “science” was actually used in relaxing the guidelines or if it was mostly out of political expediency.

“We want to give people a break from things like mask-wearing,” said CDC Director Rochelle Walensky during the Friday announcement.

She added: “As the virus continues to circulate in our communities, we must focus our metrics beyond just cases in the community and direct our efforts toward protecting people at high risk for severe illness and preventing COVID-19 from overwhelming our hospitals and our health care system,”

Walensky noted that in any area of the country, if a person tests positive for COVID-19 or is experiencing symptoms, making is still highly recommended.

“As part of the change, the CDC is dropping its recommendation for universal school masking and instead will recommend masking only in communities at a high level of risk,” NPR reported.

Never forget

Even after the CDC’s latest announcement, many took to social media to remind the public what the agency did to Americans for what many believe was far too long, especially concerning schoolchildren.

“No matter what the updated CDC mask guidelines say today, never forget the governors, superintendents, school board members, & Teacher Union leaders who were fighting til the bitter end to force-cover the faces of toddlers thru teens,” one Twitter user wrote.

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