Wait a Minute…Fully Vaccinated People Do Not Need This Preventative Measure?
…and it uses two images of a generic person: one without a mask, which represents that preventative measures are not needed; and one with a mask, which represents that preventative measures are needed. Also, green represents the safest activity; yellow represents a less safe activity; and red represents the least safe activity.
The chart seems to be sensible, for the most part — but one area caught my eye, which is located below the chart…
…and while the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention correctly and appropriately recommends that people who are not vaccinated should wear a mask, stay six feet apart, and wash hands as preventative measures, the agency claims that fully vaccinated people need only wear a mask — and nothing else.
Although the preventative measures which are recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention seem to specifically be aimed at preventing people from contracting and spreading the 2019 Novel Coronavirus, my concern is that the area which is outlined in the red rectangle can be mistaken to claim that fully vaccinated people no longer need to wash their hands — that that preventative measure is generally optional.
My opinion is that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention should have either recommended that all people should stay six feet apart and wash hands as preventative measures — or perhaps left out what is in the red rectangle altogether.