Americans are really confused about masks

By Peggy Drexler2 days ago

Peggy Drexler is a research psychologist, documentary producer and the author of Our Fathers, Ourselves: Daughters, Fathers, and the Changing American Family and Raising Boys Without Men. The opinions expressed in this commentary are hers. View more opinion on CNN.

(CNN)Last week, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention relaxed its rules on face coverings, issuing new guidelines stating that vaccinated Americans can safely drop their masks when outdoors, except in certain crowded settings and venues.

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Shortly after, President Joe Biden, who has been vaccinated, wore a mask as he made his way to an open-air podium outside the White House to announce the CDC guidelines, a seemingly (but not actually, per the guidelines) contradictory move that did not go unnoticed by many media outlets.

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