New CDC director STILL recommending people wear masks in new interview trends now
Health officials are still recommending masking up for the holidays, even as Covid cases continue to decline.
Dr Mandy Cohen, Director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), recommended in an interview masking up while traveling or gathering with loved ones - as well as getting the latest Covid vaccine before the holidays.
The guidance comes as Covid cases continue to decrease and up to four times more Americans are dodging updated vaccines compared to last year.
Dr Cohen, who led the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services before taking her place as CDC director in July, said she and her husband, as well as her 9- and 11-year-old daughters, have all received their Covid and flu vaccines.
She said: 'I'm not just a CDC director. I'm also a doctor and a mom. And I want to tell you what I do for my own family.'
Dr Mandy Cohen recommended masking this holiday season, even as Americans shun masks and vaccines
Dr Cohen gave an interview to Yahoo about recommendations for staying safe this holiday season. The site asked her to answer six frequently asked questions relating to health and the holiday season, and she provided answers for each.
When asked how to prevent sickness while traveling and gathering with loved ones, Dr Cohen's answer included washing hands, improving ventilation indoors by opening windows and wearing a