Sumary of Should Vaccinated People Start Wearing Masks Again?:
- As the Delta variant spreads among the unvaccinated, many fully vaccinated people are also beginning to worry.
- While there’s no one-size-fits-all answer to the question, most experts agree that masks remain a wise precaution in certain settings for both the vaccinated and unvaccinated.
- As long as large numbers of people remain unvaccinated and continue to spread coronavirus, vaccinated people will be exposed to the Delta variant, and a small percentage of them will develop so-called breakthrough infections.
- What’s my personal risk (or the risk for those around me) for complications from Covid-19?Experts agree that if everyone you’re with is vaccinated and symptom-free, you don’t need to wear a mask.
- ”But once you start to venture into enclosed public spaces where the chances of your encountering unvaccinated people are greater, a mask is probably a good idea.
- “I’m wearing a mask indoors most of the time,” said Dr. Hotez.
- Finally, masking is more important in poorly ventilated indoor spaces than outdoors, where risk of infection is extremely low.
- Avoiding crowded spaces and wearing a mask when you’re indoors and don’t know the vaccination status of those around you is a good idea.