Does the CDC suck or what? The CDC finally got around to declaring that if you’re vaccinated against COVID-19, you don’t have to wear a mask anymore outdoors or around other vaccinated people. CDC Director Rochelle Walensky dialed that back a bit, telling “Fox News Sunday” that there’s no mandate to take off your mask — something people in the freer parts of the country have known for a year.
— 1010 WINS (@1010WINS) May 16, 2021
“We have to remain humble. We’ve had way too many curveballs in this pandemic come to us. But I am really cautiously optimistic that we are in a good place right now, that cases continue to come down,” she said.
But, she added, even though the guidance has changed, “there’s no need for everybody to start ripping off their masks.”
“There is no mandate to take it off. What we’re saying is, now this is safe,” she said. “Work at your own speed, work with your own family and your own businesses to remove them when necessary.”
The station added that, “When pressed about the quick turnaround on the agency’s stance on mask wearing, Walensky said the agency was not giving in to pressure but instead needed time to review evolving science.”
“I can tell you it certainly would have been easier if the science had evolved a week earlier and I didn’t have to go to Congress making those statements. But I’m delivering the science as the science is delivered to the medical journals,” she said.
She’s just delivering the science, y’all.
— Marie Arf (#Neanderthal) (@schwingcat) May 17, 2021
WHICH IS IT?? MASK ON! MASK OFF! pic.twitter.com/ZobHwmCHRi
— Christa (KLAY back next season) (@chrissyb34) May 16, 2021
Uhhh pick a lane
— J (@jen_nifer11) May 16, 2021
Too late, there’s a mask bonfire on my front lawn as we speak
— Vaxxed Girl Summer (@VaxxdGirlSummer) May 17, 2021
— JefftheAmerican (@JefftheAmerican) May 16, 2021
— Grecco (@Grecco) May 16, 2021
Internal screaming 😱
— Abbey Winter (@abbeywinter1) May 17, 2021
Awaiting the Monday spin on masks
— Bradd Silver (@miltsdad) May 17, 2021
The CDC: pic.twitter.com/TleDIdiEik
— Basil will be back in 2022 💉💉 (@hotfountainpen) May 17, 2021
Too late. You can’t walk it back now
— FoodieChix (@foodiechix) May 16, 2021
— 🍓J🍓 (@OshunchildJ) May 17, 2021
You’re doing great!
— The Royal We (@duderolls) May 16, 2021
Hi welcome to indecision anonymous
— Jacob Frey is a Cop (@nada_lemming) May 16, 2021
Which is it, y’all
— Chris ThreeLeaf ☘️ (@CThreeleaf) May 17, 2021
“I’m delivering the science as the science is delivered to the medical journals." Does she get "the science" for her decision-making by reading the medical journals?
— No Name (@NYJVPA) May 17, 2021
How does the CDC make their decisions on public statements? pic.twitter.com/RtricthkbZ
— Jeremy Williams 🐯☯️ (@Metalyger) May 17, 2021
— Laura (@ghostlure) May 17, 2021
— Ottathengil (@njacob5) May 17, 2021
— Jennifer Herrera (@Jenniferrh1999) May 17, 2021
— Stefhanni (@stef_j_30) May 17, 2021
Says the least credible person on the planet
— Ponte (@Ponte93244889) May 17, 2021
— Eddy (@Gambit_215) May 17, 2021
Then you should've known better than to make that announcement that you made on Thursday
— Liberals are the Cons but in red 🌹🍊 🇨🇦 🇵🇸 (@2p1c_) May 16, 2021
CDC is embarrassing, they really can’t keep their stories straight.
— Pelosi’s cutman (@NDIRISH771) May 16, 2021
How am I supposed to believe science that cannot seem to make up it's damned mind?
— Attila the Honeybun (@AttilaSaysMeow) May 16, 2021
So is it okay or not? Been getting mixed messages for 2 Administrations and 15 months. Is there a real doctor anywhere that can give us sound advice?
— Lonegamer47 (@lonegamer47) May 17, 2021
Sure. Takes the pressure off CDC and puts it directly on the public and businesses. Easy way out… sounds like a true Biden admin move. 🤮🤦🏼♀️
— j-bird (@7j_bird) May 16, 2021
Stop bending to political pressure and just focus on the science. It is safe for the vaccinated to remove masks. What unvaccinated people do is on them.
— Beth (@Bethie010) May 17, 2021
Live look at the CDC: pic.twitter.com/2Kjs5Toe7V
— biff hooper (@biff_hooper) May 16, 2021
Disband the CDC immediately.
— carl von clawso (@killfile) May 16, 2021
🤦🏻♀️ The CDC doesn’t have control over our lives. It has been a clown show.
— 🧘♀️🙏🏼Beautiful✨Soul 🙏🏼🧘♀️ (@Bonita_801) May 17, 2021
This woman has exactly zero credibility at this point.
— Helen Wheels (@txtiger1) May 17, 2021
And everyone thought Trumps messaging on COVID was bad. This is a nuclear wasteland.
— Rikki Tikki Tavi, DVM (@musicman_caleb) May 16, 2021
Just because we said you can take off your mask doesn’t mean that you should rush to take your mask off.
‘A threat? Really?!’ Rachel Maddow says the quiet part about masks OUT LOUD while rambling incoherently about CDC’s latest guidance https://t.co/DQgSx9M86F
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) May 14, 2021