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Trust The Science? CDC Pulls Its Own New Mask Recommendation After Realizing Monkeypox Doesn’t Spread By Air


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How many times have we heard the phrase “trust the science” in the last several years?

I’ve lost track myself.

It seems the CDC itself doesn’t actually know or understand science anyways, so those words have lost all meaning.

After raising the alert level for monkeypox to level 2 on Monday, the CDC also recommended that travelers wear masks.

There’s just one problem.

Monkeypox doesn’t spread by air…

They were immediately called out over that fact and quickly reversed course by pulling their mask recommendation on Tuesday to avoid any “confusion” about the disease.

It seems that the CDC are the only ones confused here.

Reuters has more on the CDC’s decision to reverse course:

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said on Tuesday it had removed a mask recommendation from its monkeypox travel notice to avoid “confusion” over the disease, which primarily spreads through direct contact.

“Late yesterday, CDC removed the mask recommendation from the monkeypox Travel Health Notice because it caused confusion,” a CDC spokesperson said on Tuesday.

The Daily Caller also reports on the quiet removal of the mask recommendation:

Monday, the agency updated its travel alert notice to level 2 for monkeypox, encouraging travelers to utilize “enhanced precautions” including avoiding contact with sick people, dead or alive wild animals, eating bushmeat and to wear a mask. Critics quickly pointed out that monkeypox primarily spreads through skin-to-skin contact, not airborne transmission, raising questions about why masks would be a recommended tool used for stopping the spread.

Tuesday, the same travel advisory page on the CDC website no longer included the recommendation to wear masks. There was no mention of why the change was made or formal announcement notifying the public that masking was no longer recommended to travelers.

The CDC raised the monkeypox alert to level 2 on Monday.

The New York Post reported on that alert:

The CDC raised its alert level for monkeypox to level 2 on Monday, recommending that travelers wear masks, among other health measures.

While not on the level of COVID-19, monkeypox has spread across the globe out of Africa since March. Monkeypox symptoms begin as relatively flu-like but soon expand to the swelling of lymph nodes and a rash across the body and face. Ultimately, painful lesions form on rash areas, leaving severe scarring.

You sure would think the CDC would already understand how monkeypox was spread..

Perhaps they only learned of this well-known fact after being slammed on social media:

The CDC is a joke.

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