“I want to be clear about what the CDC is saying and what the CDC is not saying,” Biden said during a speech marking the announcement. “The CDC is saying they have concluded that fully-vaccinated people are at a very, very low risk of getting Covid-19. Therefore, if you’ve been fully vaccinated, you no longer need to wear a mask. Let me repeat: If you are fully vaccinated, you no longer need to wear a mask.”
Biden emphasized, “This recommendation holds true whether you are inside or outside.”
But the CDC hedged its announcement just hours before.
The CDC tweeted, “If you are fully vaccinated against #COVID19, you can resume activities without wearing a mask or staying 6 feet apart,