Dear Friend,

This year Democracy Now! is celebrating our 25th anniversary—that's 25 years of bringing you fearless, independent reporting. Since our very first broadcast in 1996, Democracy Now! has refused to take government or corporate funding, because nothing is more important to us than our editorial independence. But that means we rely on you, our audience, for support. If everyone who tunes into Democracy Now! signed up for a monthly donation of just $10, we could cover our operating costs for the entire year. Please do your part today. Right now, a generous donor will even DOUBLE your first monthly gift, which means it’ll go twice as far! This is a challenging time for us all, but if you're able to start a new monthly donation, please don’t delay. We’re counting on your support. Thank you and remember, wearing a mask is an act of love.
-Amy Goodman

Non-commercial news needs your support.

We rely on contributions from you, our viewers and listeners to do our work. If you visit us daily or weekly or even just once a month, now is a great time to make your monthly contribution.

Please do your part today.


CDC Says Vaccinated People Should Wear Masks Indoors in High-Risk Areas Amid Delta Spread

HeadlineJul 28, 2021

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Tuesday vaccinated people living in areas with “substantial or high transmission” of COVID-19 should resume wearing masks indoors, citing the rapidly spreading and highly transmissible Delta variant for the change in guidelines. This is top White House coronavirus adviser Anthony Fauci.

Dr. Anthony Fauci: “So, when you have vaccinated people who might have a breakthrough infection, and we know now as a fact, as a scientific fact, that they can transmit the virus to an uninfected person, it’s for that reason that the CDC made the change in recommendation.”

Confirmed coronavirus cases in the U.S. have quadrupled since the start of the month. Almost two-thirds of U.S. counties qualify as high-risk areas, though new cases are particularly high in the South in states with low vaccination rates, including Arkansas, Florida, Louisiana and Missouri. The CDC also recommended everyone returning to school in the fall from kindergarten through grade 12 wear a mask indoors, including students, teachers and other staff, regardless of vaccination status. Meanwhile, the Biden administration is expected to announce that all federal employees will be required to either get vaccinated or regularly tested for COVID and be subjected to other restrictions. In other related news, Biden said so-called long COVID can be considered a disability under the Americans with Disabilities Act.

The original content of this program is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 3.0 United States License. Please attribute legal copies of this work to Some of the work(s) that this program incorporates, however, may be separately licensed. For further information or additional permissions, contact us.

Non-commercial news needs your support

We rely on contributions from our viewers and listeners to do our work.
Please do your part today.
Make a donation