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CDC: Many healthy Americans can take a break from masks

AP, Feb. 25, 2022

February 25, 2022

CDC: Many healthy Americans can take a break from masks

With many Americans already taking off their masks, the CDC’s shift won’t make much practical difference for now, said Andrew Noymer, a public health [associate] professor at the University of California, Irvine. But it will help when the next wave of infection — a likelihood in the fall or winter — starts threatening hospital capacity again, he said. “There will be more waves of COVID. And so I think it makes sense to give people a break from masking,” Noymer said.