CDC Director Rochelle Walensky urged ALL Americans, regardless of vaccination status, to wear masks indoors over Labor Day weekend.
Walensky also said unvaccinated people should not travel over the holiday weekend.
“We have actually articulated that people who are fully vaccinated and who are wearing masks can travel,” said Director Walensky.
“Given where we are with disease transmission right now, we would say that people need to take their own — these risks into their own consideration as they think about traveling,” Walensky said during a White House Covid briefing Tuesday. “First and foremost, if you are unvaccinated, we would recommend not traveling.”
The CDC says fully vaccinated Americans should wear masks if traveling over Labor Day weekend.
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Covid vaccines do not prevent transmission of Covid-19.
The CDC on Monday came out and said Covid vaccines are less effective at preventing hospitalizations, particularly for people over 75.
The drop in vaccine effectiveness is being blamed on the Delta variant.
And what about natural immunity?
A new study out of Israel suggests Covid-19 convalescent individuals, or those who have natural immunity, have better protection against the Delta variant than people who are fully vaccinated.