The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention may soon want to change its recommendations on masks due to changes in the nature of the coronavirus outbreak, he said. Dr. Scott Gottliebformer Commissioner of the Office of Food and Drug Administration.
What happened: Gottlieb said on CBS News “Face the Nation” that he could see the CDC making new recommendations on COVID-19 based on local communities.
- “Probably, they had to be there all the time. I think they are going to make this adaptation because obviously there are parts of the country where the prevalence is low enough now and they are going in a positive direction so they can start shooting this mitigation. ” he said.
Yes, but: “There are still a lot of infections in some parts of the country,” Gottlieb said. New York Post.
- “If you look at states like Kentucky, West Virginia, Tennessee, Missouri, they have about … 100 cases per 100,000 people a day. It’s a pretty dense epidemic. “
- “So the CDC is having a hard time setting a national standard with a very diverse experience in this.”
Big picture: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention however warned against waiving the abolition of masks from COVID-19 and restrictions on COVID-19.
- “Now is not the time,” said Dr. Rachel Valensky, director of the CDC Reuters interview.
- “I know that people are interested in taking off their masks. I’m also curious. That would be one of the markers that we have a large part of the pandemic behind us, ”Valenxi said Reuters. “Now our CDC leadership has not changed. … We continue to support universal disguise in schools. “