A US media report on the new mask mandate from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
- “What has changed is the virus,” said Dr. Anthony Fauci, the nation’s top infectious disease expert and Biden’s chief medical adviser.
- When a vaccinated person gets infected with delta — called a “breakthrough infection” — “the level of virus in their nasopharynx is about 1,000 times higher than with the alpha variant,” Fauci said in an interview Wednesday with MSNBC.
- Delta was known for its “hyper-transmissibility,” or as one former White House adviser put it “COVID on steroids.”
Another article here, this time WaPo on internal CDC communications:
- The document strikes an urgent note, revealing the agency knows it must revamp its public messaging to emphasize vaccination as the best defense against a variant so contagious that it acts almost like a different novel virus, leaping from target to target more swiftly than Ebola or the common cold.
Maybe dropping in the ‘Ebola’ word might do the trick to overcome the anti-vaxxers on this one.