Gov. Ron DeSantis Blasts CDC for K-12 Mask Recommendation – ‘Not Based on Science’

DeSantis: In fact, this policy could actually backfire

ABOVE VIDEO: Gov. DeSantis pushes back against increasing calls for mask requirements in schools.

(FOX NEWS) – Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis’ office sharply rebuked the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for urging that all children, regardless of vaccination status, be required to wear masks when school returns in the fall.

CDC Director Rochelle Walensky on Tuesday cited an increase in COVID-19 cases from the delta variant for the changes, which also recommend some vaccinated individuals to resume wearing masks in certain situations to protect against COVID-19.

“It isn’t based in science. There is no indication that areas with mask mandates have performed any better than areas without mask mandates. In fact, this policy could actually backfire,” DeSantis press secretary Christina Pushaw told Fox News.

“Mandating masks for vaccinated people erodes public trust and confidence in the effectiveness of the vaccines. To me it appears that the government wants to be perceived as ‘doing something’ during a seasonal infection surge, even if their policy does not necessarily make people safer.”

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