CDC guidelines on wearing masks after vaccination could affect communities of color, experts say. Here’s how

Publisher: USA Today

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s new guidelines easing outdoor masking recommendations for fully vaccinated individuals may lead to some unintended consequences, particularly for people of color, health experts say. The agency announced therecommendations Tuesday, as growing evidence shows the risk of infection outside is very low, particularly for those who are fully vaccinated. Health officials used the announcement as another opportunity to encourage vaccinations by providing tangible benefits to those who have gotten their shots.