[Ed. – The media are treating this fatuously like an ex cathedra ruling. For most of America, it’s more in the nature of ex post facto. Probably unsporting to point out that the CDC director is once again contradicting guidance her agency was issuing a month ago.]
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced Thursday that people who are fully vaccinated against Covid-19 no longer need to wear masks or physically distance — whether indoors or outdoors in most circumstances.
“We have all longed for this moment when we can get back to some sense of normalcy,” the CDC’s director, Dr. Rochelle Walensky, said during a media briefing Thursday afternoon.
“Based on the continuing downward trajectory of cases, the scientific data on the performance of our vaccines and our understanding of how the virus spreads,” Walensky said, “that moment has come for those who are fully vaccinated.”