UW researcher: CDC's mask announcement does not undermine COVID-19 vaccine effectiveness

The vaccine is effective against protecting those vaccinated from severe illness but new science has raised concern over who can spread the delta variant.

SEATTLE — After hearing the Center for Disease Control’s new guidelines recommending vaccinated people return to wearing mask indoors, Washington Congressmember Cathy McMorris Rodgers reacted in a statement saying, “The CDC’s updated guidance deeply undermines vaccine confidence. Mask mandates for more command and control will not build trust-only resentment”.

Dr. Ali Mokdad at the University of Washington’s Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluations said the CDC’s announcement should not undermine confidence in the vaccine.

“The vaccines are highly effective. It’s very

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