CDC Chief Rochelle Walensky through more cold-water on Americans hoping to return to normal this spring; saying cases of Covid are still too high to drop indoor mask mandates in the USA.
“We are working on that guidance,” Rochelle Walensky told reporters during a White House briefing, but “our hospitalizations are still high, our death rates are still high. So as we work towards that and as we are encouraged by the current trends, we are not there yet.”
“At this time, we continue to recommend masking in areas of high-end substantial transmission. That’s much of the country right now in public indoor settings,” Walensky said.
New infections are down double-digits nationwide as Omicron subsides in nearly all 50 states.
Watch Walensky’s comments above.