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Check Out CDC’s Latest Request on Masks

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…

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