CDC Director Rochelle Walensky weighed-in over the weekend on the nation’s struggle to contain the global COVID-19 pandemic as the Omicron variant continues to spike; saying vaccines can no longer “prevent transmission.”
“Our vaccines are working exceptionally well. They continue to work well for Delta with regard to severe illness and death. They prevent it. What they can’t do anymore is prevent transmission. So if you’re going home to someone who is not vaccinated, or can’t get vaccinated… I would suggest you wear a mask in public indoor settings,” said the Director.
Watch Walensky’s comments above.