The Delta Variant is currently surging in pockets of the U.S., mask mandates are returning, and the CDC is expected to update guidance for mask on children 12 and younger.
"We are at a very different point in the pandemic than we were a month ago," Dr. Leana Wen told CNN on Tuesday. "And, therefore, we should follow the example of LA County and say that if there are places where vaccinated and unvaccinated people are mixing, then indoor mask mandates should still apply."- Dr. Leana Wen / CNN
Here's what we know:
Los Angeles County has reinstated a mask mandate.
The American Academy of Pediatrics has updated its guidance and states that everyone in schools should wear masks, regardless of vaccination status.
Events are still being canceled due to COVID.
The Delta variant appears to spread 50% faster than the original 2019 strain of the virus.
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