Fox News reporter Peter Doocy asked Jen Psaki today why the CDC was telling vaccinated people to wear masks again if the vaccine works:
What a great question by Doocy.
Psaki claims it’s “because the public health leaders in our administration have made the determination, based on data, that that is a way to make sure they are protected, their loved ones are protected and that’s an extra step given the transmissibility of the virus…”
But that doesn’t really answer the question. If the vaccines work, there’s no need for a vaccinated person to need a mask, which doesn’t really offer that much protection in the first place.
I think it’s because of the recent reports that some who’ve had the vaccine have gotten sick and are also passing on the virus. Which means the vaccines may not be as full proof as they had originally thought. But they don’t want to come out and say that at a time when they are pushing for people to get the vaccines, because that might create more ‘hesitancy’.