The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention again is urging people to wear masks indoors.
The reason for encouraging mask use is what health officials are calling a “tripledemic:” the flu, respiratory syncytial virus (RSV), and COVID-19.
The CDC’s Dec. 8 report said that 13.7% of Americans live in communities rated “high” for COVID-19 community levels, up from 4.9% the previous week, The Hill reported.
An additional 38.1% of Americans are in “medium” areas and 48.2% are in “low” areas.
“[We] encourage you to wear a high quality, well-fitting mask to prevent the spread of respiratory illnesses, most especially for those in the 5% of the population currently living in counties with high COVID-19 community level,” Dr. Rochelle Walensky said last week during a conference call. Read more…