Nurses union asks CDC to recommend mask-wearing for everyone again

DALLAS — As COVID-19 cases continue to rise in North Texas, and in most states across the country, the largest union of nurses in the U.S. is asking the CDC to recommend everyone wear masks again, whether they are vaccinated or not.

“It doesn’t give us any pleasure to say, ‘I told you so.’ It just doesn’t,” said Jean Ross, RN and president of National Nurses United. The union represents more than 170,000 front line workers across the country.

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In a six-page letter to CDC Director Dr. Rochelle P. Walensky, the organization asked the CDC to change its current guidance on mask-wearing and infection control related to COVID-19.


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