Mask Mandate Ends

A woman wearing a mask pushes a child, also masked, into the Walmart store in Kemah on Wednesday, March 10, 2021.

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention last week released results of a real-world study showing the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines prevent both symptomatic and asymptomatic people from causing new infections. That implies fully vaccinated people not only are protected from COVID-19 themselves, but won’t infect others.

The Question of the Week is: Does the CDC’s announcement that fully vaccinated individuals cannot spread COVID-19 mean those people no longer need to wear masks?

• Yes

• No

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(7) comments

Bailey Jones

The science does suggest that vaccinated people are no longer infectious. But this is only about 16% of the US population. It's critical that every unvaccinated person continue to wear the mask. I'll continue to wear my mask so that going maskless doesn't become normalized before we reach herd immunity and as a courtesy to the businesses that I frequent. It's also a requirement where I work. I see no reason to change my behavior until the pandemic is no longer a pandemic.

Mary Lofaro

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Gary Scoggin

Exactly that, Bailey

Doyle Neuwiller

Thank you, Bailey Jones. Nicely put.

Raymond Lewis

What Bailey said.

Dan Freeman

Wearing a mask is the right thing to do to respect others.

Ted Gillis

I respect my others by wearing a mask. And just like in Baileys case, it is a requirement where I work.

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