The CDC issued a new “Guidance for Minimizing the Impact of Covid-19” on Thursday, shockingly admitting what many Americans have been shunned or even banned online for saying.
NPR originally ran with a headline on the update reading, “New Covid-19 Guidance From CDC Focuses On Individual Decisions,” before changing it to a more liberal-friendly “With New Guidance, CDC Ends Test-to-Stay For Schools and Relaxes Covid Rules.”
The word “individual” is actually used around ten times in the updated CDC guidance for Covid-19.
Some of the things included in the new CDC recommendations include only wearing a mask after being exposed to Covid or testing positive, unvaccinated people have the same immunity as fully vaccinated individuals, and those without symptoms no longer need to be screened.
As Dr. Marcus Plescia, chief medical officer for the Association of State and Territorial Health Officials, said, “That is consistent with where we are in the pandemic right now. I don’t really think there are many state or local jurisdictions that are feeling they’re going to need to start making mandates.”
“Based on the latest … data, it’s around 95% of the population,” the CDC’s Greta Massetti explained. “And so it really makes the most sense to not differentiate,” since many people have some protection against severe disease.
A diagram was provided to show how the CDC now advises citizens to prevent “severe Covid-19.”
Covid-19 protocols in schools were also updated, with the CDC now removing its recommendation for “test-to-stay” after a student is exposed to the virus.
Massetti explained that now, “The practice of handling exposures would involve masking rather than a quarantine,” in grades k-12.
“High levels of vaccine- and infection-induced immunity” were credited by the CDC with “substantially reduced the risk for medically significant COVID-19 illness.”
Massetti added in a CDC press release, “This guidance acknowledges that the pandemic is not over, but also helps us move to a point where Covid-19 no longer severely disrupts our daily lives. We know that Covid-19 is here to stay.”
It’s too bad the entire American economy and the everyday life of almost every citizen were severely disrupted thanks to unpopular lockdowns.