CDC New Guidance Says Vaccinated People Should Avoid Travel, Airline Industry Pushes Back

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  • The airline industry is pushing back against new guidance by the US Centers for Disease Control (CDC) that fully vaccinated people should avoid travel
  • Industry group Airlines for America in a statement insists that being on board a plane - where the air is heavily filtered and everyone wears a mask - poses a low risk of transmission
  • The CDC said that those who are vaccinated can make contact with others who have been vaccinated and low-risk people who are not vaccinated but should still avoid travel
  • CDC Director Dr. Rochelle Walensky explained that increase in travel always caused a spike in cases
  • According to the CDC, only 9.2 percent of the US population have been fully vaccinated