CNN host Alisyn Camerota tears up over CDC mask rules


‘It feels a little bit like it’s over, doesn’t it?’ CNN host Alisyn Camerota tears up on live TV over CDC’s news that Americans can finally ditch the masks

  • CNN host Alisyn Camerota teared up on Thursday after the CDC revealed that vaccinated people no longer have to wear masks indoors and outdoors
  • Speaking to Dr Sanjay Gupta, Camerota reminisced on how, at one point, they didn’t know if they would survive 
  • She then held up her mask, saying: ‘We just didn’t know when this day would come. It feels a little bit like it’s over, doesn’t it?’
  • The new CDC guidance comes after the agency and the Biden administration have faced increasing pressure to ease restrictions on fully vaccinated people
  • The guidance still calls for wearing masks in crowded indoor settings like buses, planes, hospitals, prisons and homeless shelters 










CNN host Alisyn Camerota teared up live on air after the CDC revealed that vaccinated people no longer have to wear masks, saying: ‘It feels a little bit like it’s over’. 

The emotional reaction came after the CDC’s Dr Rochelle Walensky issued new guidance on Thursday that Americans can finally stop wearing masks indoors and outdoors. 

Speaking to CNN’s Dr Sanjay Gupta, Camerota – who was joined by co-host Victor Blackwell – said she wanted to ‘take a moment’ after the announcement as she reminisced on how, at one point, they didn’t know if they would survive. 

‘I found myself welling up when Dr Walensky was talking,’ she said. 

‘You and I talked every morning during the past year about how many more Americans were going to die, what’s going to happen, were we going to make it to the vaccine, were we all going to survive.’ 

CNN host Alisyn Camerota dramatically teared up live on air while speaking to Dr Sanjay Gupta on Thursday after the CDC revealed that vaccinated people no longer have to wear masks

CNN host Alisyn Camerota dramatically teared up live on air while speaking to Dr Sanjay Gupta on Thursday after the CDC revealed that vaccinated people no longer have to wear masks

Camerota went on to say that ‘580,000 Americans didn’t make it to this day.’

She then held up her mask, saying: ‘This day where they said we can throw these away that we’ve all been clinging to.

‘We just didn’t know when this day would come. It feels a little bit like it’s over, doesn’t it?’

Dr Gupta then chimed in, saying: ‘It’s a really important day.

‘As hard as it was to do the science-based things at the beginning, we should not make the mistake of stopping doing things that are no longer necessary.

‘We’ve got to follow the science, whatever direction it takes us.’

Their segment came after the announcement from the CDC, which prompted President Biden – along with several lawmakers meeting him to discuss infrastructure in the Oval Office – stripping off their masks.

Meanwhile, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell declared himself ‘free at last’ as he left the Senate for the week without a mask. 

Soon after the CDC's announcement, President Biden and Vice President Harris appeared without masks, for the first time, for a press conference

Soon after the CDC’s announcement, President Biden and Vice President Harris appeared without masks, for the first time, for a press conference

IN THE GREEN: CDC's updated infographics shows that fully vaccinated Americans can safely do just about anything without wearing a mask

IN THE GREEN: CDC’s updated infographics shows that fully vaccinated Americans can safely do just about anything without wearing a mask 

First lady Jill Biden exited her plane maskless upon landing in West Virginia to visit a vaccination clinic for students. She left Washington, D.C. in a pink face covering before the announcement was made. 

The new guidance announcement comes after the agency and the Biden administration have faced increasing pressure to ease restrictions on fully vaccinated people. 

The new guidance still calls for wearing masks in crowded indoor settings like buses, planes, hospitals, prisons and homeless shelters, but could ease restrictions for reopening workplaces and schools. 

The CDC also no longer recommends that fully vaccinated people wear masks outdoors in crowds. 

‘Anyone who is fully vaccinated can participate in activities indoors or outdoors, large or small, without physical distancing,’ Dr Walensky said. 

‘If you are fully vaccinated you can start doing the things that you had stopped doing because of the pandemic. We have all longed for this moment when we can get back to some semblance of normalcy.’

Camerota’s CNN segment comes just one day after CNN president Jeff Zucker defended the network’s anchors for voicing their opinions and showing emotions as ‘authentic’ and ‘real’. 

‘One of the things that I’ve tried to encourage is authenticity and being real,’ he told the Washington Post. ‘If we pretend not to be human, it’s not real.’ 

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Written by Bourbiza Mohamed

I have 26 years of experience as a professional writer and editor and have been working as a full time freelancer since 2011. I am originally from Casablanca, Morocco, and I graduated from Qatar University with a degree in journalism. I have worked for newspapers, magazines, news agencies, websites. I speak fluent Arabic, French, English, Russian and Spanish.

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