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WTHI – TV: Wait, does this mean the pandemic is over for vaccinated people?

By May 14, 2021May 27th, 2021No Comments

The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Thursday abruptly changed its guidance on masks and social distancing, saying people who are fully vaccinated against Covid-19 don’t have to wear masks indoors, and they don’t have to keep their distance from others.

Giving vaccinated people the freedom to go maskless and get close to others again is exactly the sort of reward pundits have been calling for as real incentives to get vaccinated.

“The incentive for getting vaccinated should be that you can go into your workplace, that you can go into movie theaters and restaurants,” George Loewenstein, professor of economics and psychology at Carnegie Mellon University and co-director of its Center for Behavioral Decision Research, told CNN before Thursday’s announcement by the CDC. “And, perhaps, that you don’t have to wear a mask all the time.”

 

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