A stunning report published this week revealed the Center For Disease Control’s estimation of outdoor transmission of coronavirus spread around 10% is greatly exaggerated – a fact that could have prevented many Americans from now-years-long suffering.
Current CDC regulations suggest vaccinated Americans may remove their mask in certain outdoor situations, but should still remain masked up while inside.
According to the report, the 10% discrepancy is based a misclassification error by the CDC of some COVID transmission in Asia at outdoor work sites that may have actually taken place in indoors.
Still, the report stated cases on the various work sites added up to 1% or less – not the 10% figure pushed by the CDC.
During a Tuesday Senate Hearing Republican Senator from Maine Susan Collins railed against CDC director Dr. Rochelle Walensky after news of the report broke. She charged the health organization with issues conflicting guidance, confusing the American people on key issues like school reopening, summer camps, and family gatherings.
Sen. Susan Collins (R-ME) tells CDC Director Dr. Rochelle Walensky: “I always considered the CDC to be the gold standard. I don’t anymore.” pic.twitter.com/pWim7VX9V3
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Walensky attempted to defend the report, saying the 10% estimation came from a meta-analysis topline result from a study published in the Journal of Infectious Disease back in November.
Author: Sebastian Hayworth