WaPo: “The war has changed”— Internal CDC document urges new messaging, warns delta infections likely more severe
The document captures the struggle of the nation’s top public health agency to persuade the public to embrace vaccination and prevention measures, including mask-wearing, as cases surge across the United States and new research suggests vaccinated people can spread the virus.
The document calls for even stricter masking requirements than the CDC issued earlier this week.
This is very real. We're about to see what happens when a vaccine protects recipients from diseases, but in the face of a mutant form of #SARSCoV2 fails to block infection and viral shedding. So vaccinated folks can get Delta, and can pass it on to others.https://t.co/BjhFrbBoUg
— Laurie Garrett (@Laurie_Garrett) July 30, 2021