Professor Lincoln: CDC's Latest Guidance on Masks Trivializes Risk to Vulnerable Populations

Monday, May 24, 2021

SCIENCE NEWS -- Public health officials in this country are “hoping that people will be rational actors,” says medical anthropologist Martha Lincoln of San Francisco State University. “I think that is very unfortunate.”

The latest guidance also lacks cultural sensitivity, say Lincoln and others. This decision prioritizes the needs of those who are already vaccinated or have chosen not to vaccinate, while trivializing the risk to vulnerable populations.