The CDC quietly updated their guidelines to say that masks don’t work if you’ve come into close contact with someone for 15 minutes or more, according to the CDC website. But the media is almost completely ignoring this fact.
According to the CDC, anyone who has symptoms or tests positive is a risk to others even if masks are worn.
According to the CDC update:
- Person with COVID-19 who has symptoms (in the period from 2 days before symptom onset until they meet criteria for discontinuing home isolation; can be laboratory-confirmed or a clinically compatible illness)
- Person who has tested positive for COVID-19 (laboratory confirmed) but has not had any symptoms (in the 2 days before the date of specimen collection until they meet criteria for discontinuing home isolation).
Note: This is irrespective of whether the person with COVID-19 or the contact was wearing a mask or whether the contact was wearing respiratory personal protective equipment (PPE).
“Irrespective of whether the person with COVID-19 or the contact was wearing a mask.” So, what’s the point of these mask mandates again?