Headline RoundupJuly 28th, 2021

Perspectives: Should Vaccinated People Mask Up Again?

Summary from the AllSides News Team

After the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommended Tuesday that some vaccinated people return to wearing masks indoors, commentators across the spectrum revived the sharp left-right divide over mask-wearing. The new CDC guidance says everyone should wear masks indoors in COVID-19 hotspots and in schools for grades K-12. The CDC initially dropped its mask recommendation in mid-May.

Many right-rated voices criticized the CDC guidance as overbearing and lacking data to support it, and pointed to studies that suggest vaccinated people don't need to wear masks. Some left-rated voices agreed with the CDC guidance, and highlighted concerns and studies that say vaccinated people may still be spreading the virus. Some center-rated outlets aimed to break down the confusion from both sides; many others in the center highlighted a CDC COVID-19 heatmap with headlines encouraging readers to learn about pandemic data in their region.

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