An emergency room doctor in Denver has called for indoor mask rules to be reimposed — saying it’s time to “change our approach” now that the Delta variant is driving outbreaks.
“When a new mutation comes out that’s more transmissible, we have to change our approach to keep everyone safe, and I think that’s hard for people to sometimes stomach,” Dr. Comilla Sasson told the Denver Channel.
Sasson said it was clear that the “data is changing,” with the highly contagious Delta variant now accounting in the state for around 90% of cases.
“I think maybe it’s time to start thinking about putting our masks back on, especially indoors where we know that the ventilation is not necessarily all that good,” Sasson told the outlet.
Across the country, around 97% of hospitalizations for the virus have been among unvaccinated people, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
But Sassoon stressed that mask rules for vaccinated people are also