The China-funded World Health Organization (WHO) is recommending masks and social distancing for everyone – vaccinated and unvaccinated – due to the Covid “Delta” variant.
“Vaccine alone won’t stop community transmission,” Dr. Mariangela Simao, WHO’s assistant director-general for access to medicines and health products, said. “People need to continue to use masks consistently, be in ventilated spaces, hand hygiene … the physical distance, avoid crowding. This still continues to be extremely important, even if you’re vaccinated when you have a community transmission ongoing.”
Fox News reported:
As the highly contagious delta variant of the coronavirus gained traction around the world, the World Health Organization urged vaccinated people to continue to wear masks and social distance, according to reports.
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The recommendation comes weeks after the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said vaccinated people can go most places without masks. However, federal mandates remain on airplanes, for example.
The vaccines are considered “highly effective” against the delta variant, according to a recent study by the British government, although slightly less than the original strain.
But the WHO urged those vaccinated to “play it safe” and wear a mask because so many remain unvaccinated globally and the variant has become the main spreader in several countries, CNBC reported.
Authoritarians are already using the “Delta” variant to justify a new round of lockdowns and mandates.
The Australian city of Sydney just went into a two-week hard lockdown after more than 80 new cases of the “Delta” variant of Covid-19 were confirmed.
Israel reinstated its mask mandate because of the “Delta” variant.