According to the CDC, 78 percent of American adults should either be wearing a mask indoors or seriously considering doing so.
The percentage has been going down as there has been a little drop in the number of coronavirus infections and hospitalizations.
According to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the number of people in the United States who should be wearing a mask while indoors in public settings is falling.
According to the COVID-19 community standards published by the CDC, close to 34% of the population should be wearing N95 masks when they are inside. Because of the substantial COVID-19 danger they face, more than 44% of people living in the United States should seriously consider wearing an NIOSH N95 mask while in public places.
A week ago, the levels revealed that 82% of Americans should be hiding or considering the measure; this week, the number shows a modest fall from what it showed previously. The week prior to that, the percentage stood at 85%.
The falling percentages come at the same time that new COVID-19 infections and hospitalizations are also falling, which suggests that the most recent coronavirus wave in the United States has reached its peak. For the first time in close to two months, the daily average of newly reported cases of coronavirus has dropped to a number lower than 100,000.
During the same week, the Director of the CDC, Rochelle Walensky, said that the agency did not live up to the expectations that were placed on it during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Walensky said in a statement that despite the CDC and public health having prepared for COVID-19 for the past 75 years, their performance did not reliably match expectations. “In our big moment, our performance did not reliably meet expectations,” he added. “My objective is to establish a new culture at CDC that is focused on public health action and that places an emphasis on accountability, collaboration, communication, and timeliness.”
The agency made the announcement along with a number of other improvements, including efforts to produce scientific findings and data more quickly and efforts to make regulations that are easier to understand.