As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to evolve, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has once again issued new guidance on August 11, 2022.
The CDC has revised its guidance several times since the start of the pandemic in March 2020. However, this time, some commentators see the latest revisions to the CDC’s updated guidance as signaling a strategic shift in the pandemic. Many also see it as reaching the new normal given the existence of vaccines, immunity, and treatments. As Greta Massetti, PhD, MPH, MMWR author stated, “[t]his guidance acknowledges that the pandemic is not over, but also helps us move to a point where COVID-19 no longer severely disrupts our daily lives.”