Was CDC's Approach to Mask Guidance Less Than Ideal?

John Parkinson

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With the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's recent change to mask guidance for vaccinated people, some confusion ensued and left state governments and businesses scrambling to react to the update.

Welcome to our series, 1 Big Question, which asks 1 question to the medical community and we get their feedback on an important infectious disease topic.

In this episode, our 1 Big Question is: With regards to the recent CDC guidance on masks, how would you characterize the way it was rolled out, and what would you have liked to have seen more of from that?

We interviewed Jonathan Baktari, MD, CEO of e7health.com, Jeanne Marrazzo, MD, MPH, FIDSA director of the Division of Infectious Diseases and professor of medicine at the University of Alabama, Birmingham, and an Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA) board member, and Anurag Malani, MD, infectious diseases specialist, St. Joseph Hospital, and a fellow of IDSA.

Check out our video to hear their insights.