CDC eases mask guidelines

"The View" co-hosts react to the CDC amending its guidance for fully vaccinated Americans and discuss if they’re comfortable unmasking both inside and outside.
7:56 | 05/14/21

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They come very fast these days. After almost a year of Americans doing their civic duty by masking up or making a scene in public for refusing to wear one, president Biden made this announcement yesterday. Watch. The CDC announced that they are no longer recommending that fully vaccinated people need wear masks. This recommendation holds true whether you are inside or outside. I think it's a great milestone, a great day. It's a great day. I wonder. But the CDC says you have to be fully vaccinated before you can leave the mask home. The sudden turn around caught some people off guard. Sunny, is it a great day? Are they jumping the gun or are you comfortable unmasking at this point? Where are you at, girl? I'm fully vaccinated. Most of the people in my household are fully vaccinated. Paloma just got her first dose of the pfizer vaccine yesterday. I'm comfortable with the choices that our family has made. When you look at the general public there's so many other people who are refusing to get vaccinated or are immuno compromised and can't get if you look at the numbers in congress, you have 100% of the democratic representatives vaccinated, but you have at least in the house 95 of the -- 95 of 212 members, 44.8%, have said they're vaccinated. What about the other 50 some odd percent that aren't vaccinated? That's reflective in the community. Should I trust that they are going to wear their masks because they're unvaccinated because of the guidance? I don't know that I trust that. They can lift all the mandates, but they should require you show proof of vaccination. They skipped that step. If I'm going to the theater or restaurant or museum, I want to make sure everybody in there is vaccinated. That's just me. I don't see what the big deal is that people can't prove -- they could have a bracelet, put it on your driver's license, something. Ana, isn't continuing to wear a mask a wise decision? You can be close to the beach in a boat, but that doesn't mean you take off your life jacket before you get there. You could still fall out of the boat, right? I think the people are comfortable continuing to wear their masks, they should. What's it to you if somebody else is wearing a mask? It's not impinging on your rights in any way. I think we should be gracious and kind with people who are weaning off this. We have been wearing masks for over a year. As we start taking the masks off, we need to remember to wax our upper lip. It's time to go back to doing that. I also -- look, like you, I'm worried about where we are. This idea that you can't ask for proof of vaccination -- if I do go a restaurant they can deny me service if I'm not wearing the right clothes or right shoes. Yet, they can require me to wear a certain amount of clothes, but can't require me to show proof of vaccination. That doesn't make sense to me. We have to assume that some of the people we'll come into contact with are not vaccinated with. That's okay. The vaccines are proving that those of us who are fully vaccinated are not going to die from covid-19. Where I think we'll see issues is when it comes to flying, cruise ships, public transportation. I think you'll see angry people rebelling against counter agents telling them they have to wear the mask. You have to continue wearing the mask because these public businesses are still requiring them. Yes, right. I worry also about my grandson who is under 12. He's not vaccinated. Just because I am and Steve is and his parents are, we have to worry about him. I don't love it 100%. I don't think they were right to jump the gun so quickly. Meghan, are you celebrating the announcement? I was really happy yesterday. I have a few things to say. When we're talking about having to show proof of vaccination, just from a legal standpoint, there's a lot of civil liberty issues here. If the government is going to mandate you have to get this vaccination, that's a slippery slope. I'm very skeptical and contrarian my nature and I question the government at every move. Even though I have been vaccinated I would have a hard time with that being mandates nationally. I think it's a slippery slope for a lot of different reasons. The question I had yesterday is what was the magic threshold for the CDC. Last week I had to wear a mask doing anything, double mask, triple mask, even masked in the now it's fine. Everything is fine. I don't have to wear a mask in the office anymore. What I think happened cynically is we saw the inflation and unemployment numbers come out. This has always been political. It continues to be politicalment I think the administration saw that less people were going to work. People were feeling hesitant about the virus. People were getting their stimulus money and staying home. I think the Biden administration is smart enough to realize people have to go back to work. A Harvard poll said that 52% of Americans have trust in the CDC and 37% of the American public have trust in other agencies in government. My fear is if another virus comes, if there's an 'Bo lie outbreak in the country, there will be people skeptical and I'm worried we've gone down a path that's hard to come back from. I don't trust the CDC and the white house anymore. I'm double vaccinated. Before Twitter starts exploding I'm double vaccinated with Regarding the civil rights, though, we are mandate to wear seat belts. You have to have a driver's license. There are lots of rules and regulations in place. I don't see why this violates civil rights. It's about liberties though. It's violates my civil rights. Sorry? Say it again. Civil liberties. The question I have is allow private businesses to require proof of vaccination. Why should Ron Desantis ban cruise lines from requiring proof of vaccination when we know if one passenger gets sick on the ship, it's going to be devastating for the entire industry? Right. That's fine. People can afford -- people can forge this. There's a black market for this. There has to be a way to control that. I'm not talking about federal buildings. I'm talk about private businesses. A restaurant is a privately-owned institution. People should be able to say if you come in my restaurant, you need to be vaccinated. When we come back, we'll

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