Psaki Grilled Over the Timing of CDC Changing Mask Guidelines

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Posted: May 14, 2021 3:45 PM
Psaki Grilled Over the Timing of CDC Changing Mask Guidelines

Source: AP Photo/Andrew Harnik

On Thursday the Centers for Disease Control officially announced individuals fully vaccinated for Wuhan coronavirus do not need to wear a mask, inside or outside. 

But the timing of the announcement, which coincides with a terrible news week for President Joe Biden, is suspicious. It is especially questionable considering CDC Director Dr. Rochelle Walensky was nearly in tears during Senate testimony earlier in the week and said the pandemic is preventing her teenaged son from going to camp. 

During the daily briefing at the White House Friday, Press Secretary Jen Psaki insisted the guidelines were not changed for political reasons and that officials are "following the science."