The CDC said it's safe to stop wearing masks indoors and out. So why are we still masking up? The City of Chicago says they will no longer require masks for fully vaccinated people (in most settings) then they say masks, social distancing, and handwashing are encouraged. Why the contradiction? Is it true that hand sanitizers and disinfectant sprays are ineffective against the spread of Covid? Why are fully vaccinated people getting Covid? Why don't medical facilities require all employees to get the vaccine? Do the current vaccines protect against the variants? Will we be getting a booster in the fall?
Ask Dr. Ison: Dr. Michael Ison, MD MS FIDSA FAST, Professor, Divisions of Infectious Diseases and Organ Transplantation, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine.