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Following the Science? Blue States Reject the CDC’s Mask Guidance

Welcome back to “Forgotten Fact-Checks,” a weekly column produced by National Review’s News Desk. This week we have liberals’ unsettling attachment to masking, Fauci’s dishonesties, and more media misses.

What Happened to “Follow the Science”? 

The CDC finally announced last week that, with few exceptions, anyone who is fully vaccinated can participate in indoor and outdoor activities, large or small, without wearing a mask or physical distancing: “If you are fully vaccinated, you are protected, and you can start doing the things that you stopped doing because of the pandemic,” the agency’s director said. 

The CDC’s announcement comes as cases in nearly every

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