On Monday’s broadcast of CNN’s “AC360,” Surgeon General Dr. Vivek Murthy stated that, even if you’re vaccinated, if you live in an area with high infection numbers and have children too young to be vaccinated, “wearing a mask, especially in indoor settings when you go out, is the right thing to do” even though the risk of transmission is small. And that localities with rising cases “should strongly consider” reinstituting masks.
Murthy said, “I know that, if you’re fully vaccinated, like you and I are, our risk of both getting sick and transmitting it to our children is low. But if you are in an area where there’s a lot of infection or if you’re worried about that risk of transmission, then wearing a mask, especially in indoor settings when you go out, is the right thing to do. That’s what I do. Because again, I want to take every