On a press call with the CDC on Monday, Dr. Nancy Messonier said to "avoid crowds in poorly ventilated spaces." I asked if she also meant New York's notoriously jam-packed subways and buses. She said that would be up to the local Dept of Health. 4/x
It's understandable that policymakers are reticent to do things like this! But the whole point of Dr. Messonier's message two weeks ago was: containment in the US would fail, the virus would start to transmit, and large-scale mitigation was inevitable at some point.
"The outbreaks in New York are being fueled by misinformation that is leading people to not get vaccinated," Dr. Nancy Messonier, a CDC vaccine expert, tells . "Under-vaccination in these communities is clearly what's driving these outbreaks."