New CDC mask guidance spurs resistance, confusion amid COVID-19 surge

Published July 28, 2021

A Sinclair Broadcast Group story reporting that the CDC’s new mask guidance has spurred resistance and confusion amid a surge of COVID-19 cases quotes Timothy Murphy, SUNY Distinguished Professor of medicine in the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences. The guidance appears to be an appropriate response to evidence that vaccinated people might be able to spread the virus, Murphy said. Given the confusion and frustration that greeted the announcement, he suggested the CDC could have communicated it better, but the policy reflects the science. “It’s the reality of the pandemic,” Murphy said. “The pandemic keeps changing.” The story was published on dozens of television news sites around the country.