Liberal late-night host Trevor Noah went off on a rant at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) for their overly “complicated” messaging about mask usage.
Earlier in the week, the agency updated mask guidance to allow vaccinated people to go maskless while outdoors unless they’re in a large crowd of people. They also included new outdoor guidelines for those who were not vaccinated and accompanying charts, which Noah lamented was “incoherent.
“I’m excited that life is slowly getting back to normal, but what doesn’t excite me is the messaging from the CDC,” he remarked. “In fact, it’s made me so mad that I can only express myself in a viral rant.”
“Ok now look people, I know science is difficult and this is a novel virus and all that, but who is running messaging at the CDC? First, they said masks make us less safe,” he continued. “Then they said masks make us more safe and now, according to this new chart, masks can make you not safe again? In fact, this whole chart is trash. Yeah, I said it.”
He tore into the CDC’s color-coded chart that described what situations were acceptable to go without a face mask. “If it’s not safe even with a mask on, then don’t have a guy there! Just have an X or something that signifies danger, like a skull and crossbones or a picture of R. Kelly,” he joked.
On a serious note, he criticized the agency for waffling guidance and unclear messaging. “Guys, what the hell? The sh– you’re saying to people is incoherent. You’re telling us these new vaccines are 95% effective and can stop coronavirus, but we still can’t do anything without a mask on anyway?” he asked.
“Which is it? Is this one of the most effective vaccines in the history of the world or does it not work?” Noah concluded. “It’s not clear messaging, especially if you’re desperately trying to convince people to get the vaccine.”
Watch his viral rant here: