The excerpt Rep. Crenshaw references comes from Andrew Joseph’s article published by STAT, “CDC Again Recommends Indoor Masking, Even for Some Vaccinated People.”
The excerpt in question reads:
An administration official, speaking on the condition of anonymity, told STAT that health experts do not have studies proving that fully vaccinated people are transmitting the virus. Rather, the official said, the updated guidance is based on studies showing that vaccinated people who contract the Delta variant have similarly high levels of virus in their airways, which suggested that they may be infectious to others. With other variants, vaccinated people had substantially lower levels of virus in their noses and throats compared to unvaccinated people.
Joseph also wrote:
The CDC says breakthrough cases still appear to be rare given how many people have been vaccinated, and the vast majority of infections are asymptomatic or mild. It’s also thought that because so many of those cases are so tame, many go undetected. However, many experts argue that breakthrough infections that cause no symptoms shouldn’t really be considered as cases. Mild or asymptomatic breakthrough infections are signs that the vaccines — whose top aim is to stave off death and severe illness — are doing their job, experts stress.
As Carson covered, Rep. Chip Roy (R-TX) gave a particularly impassioned floor speech about the absurdity of the mask mandate, especially while illegal immigrants testing positive continue to come to this country via the southern border.
On Wednesday, Rep. Tim Ryan (D-OH) was trending on Twitter after the congressman used his time to call out House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) for being “immature” and using “cheap political points” when it comes to McCarthy’s opposition of mask mandate.