An activist group calling themselves the “People’s CDC” are calling on all levels of government to reenact mask mandates, claiming that “the vaccine-only strategy promoted by the CDC is insufficient,” according to a profile by the New Yorker.
The group has made it their mission to distribute widely what they claim to be “real” information about the pandemic, often going against CDC recommendations. The article, titled “The Case for Wearing Masks Forever, written by Emma Green and published Wednesday, describes the People’s CDC as a “ragtag coalition of public-health activists” who “believe that America’s pandemic restrictions are too lax.”
The group sends out a weekly “Weather Report,” as they call it, which gives a summary of the data they want to publish to support their case. These reports often include a call to action for readers to petition governments to reinstate mask mandates and to fight for free tests and treatments.
They have recently argued that all events should be held outdoors with high-grade masking rules in place.
With nearly 20,000 Instagram followers, the group prides itself as a resource for people who want to petition their governments for more Covid restriction.
The organizer of the group’s media team, Lucky Tran, recently argued on Twitter that “a lot of anti-mask sentiment is deeply embedded in white supremacy,” the kind of accusation that is quite commonly seen coming from far-left activist groups.