The Brief: "The CDC Says/Said" memes began spreading on Twitter after the CDC advised vaccinated people do not need to wear masks on May 13.


On May 13, the CDC announced vaccinated individuals are no longer required to wear masks. As the news spread across Twitter, internet users began to mock the CDC and other news announcements by sharing “The CDC Says/Said” memes.

These tweets are similar to the “Being Vaccinated Does Not Mean” memes and “Even If You’re Fully Vaccinated The CDC Still Recommends” memes.