A professional runner shared on Twitter that she was yelled at for not wearing a mask while running passed someone outside.
Amelia Boone, a world champion obstacle racer, shared the incident in a tweet thread on April 25.
'Today I got yelled at on my run for passing by someone and not pulling a buff/mask up. If it was April, 2020, I'm with you,' she wrote.
'But now that we have a good idea how COVID spreads, I think it's time we normalize not wearing masks outside.'
Boone, who says she is fully vaccinated, wrote that she is 'absolutely 100% pro mask' and will likely 'continue wearing them on planes indefinitely, for example'.Insurance Loans Mortgage Attorney Credit Lawyer
Amelia Boone (pictured), a world champion obstacle racer, shared that she was yelled at on April 25 while not wearing a mask on her run outside
'Today I got yelled at on my run for passing by someone and not pulling a buff/mask up. If it was April, 2020, I'm with you,' she wrote. 'But now that we have a good idea how COVID spreads, I think it's time we normalize not wearing masks outside'
'I’m all for courtesy. But our county lifted the outdoor mask order and science just doesn’t support it,' she added.
And she's right. Last week, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced that fully vaccinated Americans can now safely go without masks outside.
'If you are fully vaccinated, things are much safer for you,' said CDC Director Dr Rochelle Walensky during a Tuesday White House press briefing.
'There are many situations in which Americans do not need to wear masks if they are fully vaccinated, particularly outdoors.'
As long as they are outside, people who are fully vaccinated can now exercise, go to small gatherings or restaurants with people who are vaccinated or unvaccinated.Insurance Loans Mortgage Attorney Credit Lawyer
It comes amid mounting evidence - finally acknowledged by the CDC on Tuesday - that outdoor transmission of coronavirus is exceedingly rare, accounting for less than 10 per cent of cases.
'I’m all for courtesy. But our county lifted the outdoor mask order and science just doesn’t support it,' Boone (pictured) added. And she's right. Last week, the CDC announced that fully vaccinated Americans can now safely go without masks outside
The data on outdoor transmission of COVID- although somewhat limited - suggests it is rare.
The odds of catching coronavirus outside are about 19 times lower than they are indoors, according to a large review of research, and health officials like Dr Anthony Fauci and the CDC have acknowledged that the risk of catching or spreading COVID outside, especially after vaccination, is low.
In aggregate, a Journal of Infectious Diseases study found that outdoor transmission accounts for only about 10 percent of transmissions.
One of the five found that just two out of 7,324 cases were the result of outdoor transmission.
A second found four out of 103 infections had been contracted outside, and a third found 95 instances of outdoor spread in 10,926 infections.
The risk varies depending on what outdoor activities are involved however. One of the studies found that one in seven super-spreader events had been outdoors.
Overarchingly, the takeaway from these studies seems to be that if your