The science is settled!
Also, the science has changed again thanks to Democratic polling.
The CDC is now easing mask requirements and recommendations after the end of the Omicron surge.
There's a new sCiEnCe BaSeD MeTrIc that the CDC is using which allows them to change the recommendation for 70% of the country saying that they can go ahead and drop their mask mandates.
Some 70% of Americans will be able to remove their masks indoors, including inside schools, under new guidance to be released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Friday, two sources familiar with the plans told ABC News.
Under the new metrics in the updated guidance, more than half of U.S. counties, which make up 70% of where Americans live, will be in areas of low or medium risk and no longer recommended to wear masks, said two sources briefed on the plans but not authorized to discuss them ahead of the official announcement.
A CDC requirement that people continue to wear masks on public transportation, however, will remain en force for now, according to one official.
The official said the new guidance will consider three factors: new COVID hospitalizations, current beds occupied by COVID patients and hospital capacity, and new COVID cases.
It will mark a shift from focusing on daily spread to looking at the overall burden of COVID, with an emphasis on its most severe impacts.
So strange that the public health experts are choosing to shift how they analyze the Covid numbers as soon as the public opinion on Covid restrictions started to shift.
Just a strange coincidence.
And let's not forget, Biden has a State of the Union address just next week.
And it's not like the CDC chose to announce this new plan on a Friday afternoon, the same day as Biden announced a SCOTUS pick and everyone was paying attention to Ukraine.
Oh, wait. They totally did.
Just thought they could slip it past us there.
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