May 18, 2021

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Citing “extraordinary progress” on the coronavirus, Biden raises guidelines for outdoor masks

Citing "extraordinary progress" on the coronavirus, Biden raises guidelines for outdoor masks

Fully vaccinated people can safely engage in outdoor activities such as walking and hiking without wearing masks, but should continue to use face covers in public spaces where they are required, U.S. health authorities and President Joe said. Biden on Tuesday.
The updated health advice comes as more than half of all adults in the United States have received at least one dose of the Covid-19 vaccine, according to the U.S. Centers for Control and Prevention (CDC).
Biden said the new advice is a direct result of the steps the country has taken to fight the coronavirus.
“We have made amazing progress thanks to all of you,” Biden said, adding that Covid-19 cases have “dramatically decreased”. Deaths among the elderly have decreased by 80% with the increase in vaccinations, he said.
Wearing face masks has been considered by experts to be one of the most effective ways to control the transmission of the virus. With the majority of Covid-19 transmission occurring indoors and vaccinations on the rise, the use of outdoor masks has been the subject of public debate for weeks in the United States as Americans seek to reap the benefits. to be fully vaccinated.
“The release of these new guidelines is a first step in helping fully vaccinated Americans resume activities they stopped doing due to the pandemic, while being aware of the potential risk of passing the virus to others,” the CDC said. .
New Covid-19 cases have dropped 16% in the past week as the United States surpassed 140 million people who received at least one dose of Pfizer / BioNTech-authorized vaccines, Moderna, or Johnson & Johnson’s single-dose vaccine .
This was the largest percentage drop in new weekly cases since February, according to a Reuters analysis of state and county data.
The agency said fully vaccinated Americans can dine outdoors with friends from multiple families at restaurants and participate in small outdoor gatherings with a mix of fully vaccinated and unvaccinated people.
CDC continues to recommend masking for crowded outdoor events such as fashion shows and sporting events and indoor visits to hairdressers, shopping malls, cinemas and places of worship.
The agency classified the activities as “red”, “yellow” and “green” based on the safety level for unvaccinated people.
He said unvaccinated people can also walk and run maskless with family members outdoors safely and participate in small outdoor gatherings with fully vaccinated family and friends.
Data on whether vaccinated people can spread the infection to those who haven’t received their shots is limited, and the CDC has warned that people should assess the risk to friends and family before going out without masks.
This is an update to the CDC’s guide, which said in March that people who have been fully vaccinated against Covid-19 can meet without masks inside in small groups with others who have also been inoculated.