UPDATED 10:41 AM PT – Monday, February 14, 2022
Dr. Scott Gottlieb, the former head of the FDA, hopes the CDC will release mask guidance’s based on local data. In an interview Sunday, he said the national public health agency should have released guidance’s based on local data much earlier.
Dr. Gottlieb also predicted the agency will change their indoor mask guidance soon. He cited declining COVID-19 cases as grounds for the CDC to update its mask indoor mask rules.
“I think what you’re going to see the CDC do, though, is come out with guidance that’s more specific to communities,” stated the former FDA chief. “That’s based on what the local prevalence is and that’s probably where they should have been all along. I think they’re going to make that adaptation because there clearly are parts of the country where prevalence is low enough now and heading in a positive direction if they can start lifting this mitigation.”
Biden’s CDC Director on lifting mask mandates:
“We at CDC will keep the public informed about our guidance and we will clearly communicate those recommendations to the public if and when they are updated.” pic.twitter.com/W70Amqxvz8
— The Post Millennial (@TPostMillennial) February 9, 2022
Dr. Gottlieb’s comments come as several states are loosening up their indoor mask mandates.