CDC’s guidance that vaccinated people can forgo masks is “a similarly premature, misinterpreted, yet still harmful call,” says Dr. Jerome Adams

Dr. Jerome Adams, former U.S. surgeon general and WISH-TV’s medical expert mentioned in a national conversation that he and Dr. Anthony Fauci had been wrong last year when they initially advised against masks and that he worries federal health leaders could be making the wrong move now, too, as cases grow in some places.

He said that earlier recommendation was based on the conditions at the time, in an effort to save the medical masks for the medical workers. But due to the rise in delta variant cases, he says that CDC’s guidance that vaccinated people can forgo masks is “a similarly premature, misinterpreted, yet still harmful call.”

Now there’s a push for some cities and counties in the U.S. to bring back masks. This includes Los Angeles County where all people are once again required to wear masks regardless of vaccination status in order to prevent COVID-19 cases.