- The CDC authorized most people in the US to stop wearing masks
- In the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, wearing masks was the most important rule
- New guidelines are issued for the use of masks in free areas
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention provided new guidelines on Tuesday for the use of masks in open spaces, stating that people in the US who have been vaccinated against the coronavirus no longer need to cover their faces using masks.
The Biden Government issued the CDC order where the use of masks in open spaces is practically canceled for all those who have been vaccinated against the coronavirus, unless they are in a large crowd of people, in addition to being at their own discretion.
Use of masks in the US will no longer be necessary
According to AP reports, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention also extended the cancellation of masks, if they wish, to people who have not been vaccinated. This measurement represents a new level carefully calibrated in the transition to ‘the old normality’ prior to the pandemic by coronavirus.
At the same time that said guideline is issued, which could be alarming for thousands of people, it is reported that the death toll from coronavirus in the US reached 570 thousand people throughout the country, however, it is expected that by the summer it will be approach 70 percent total vaccination.
Alarming that masks are no longer required to protect against coronavirus in the US?
Since the COVID-19 pandemic began in the United States, the CDC has alerted every American citizen to the use of masks without exception and at a distance no greater than 6 feet. A few days ago it was specified that half of the country’s adult population has at least one dose against the coronavirus and a third have already completed their vaccination.
“It’s the return to freedom,” said Dr. Mike Saag, an infection expert at the University of Alabama at Birmingham who, according to the Associated Press, welcomed the move to cancel the masks. “It is the return to our normal activities again. We are not there yet but we are yet to verify it, it is something beautiful, “he said.
The president of the United States fully approves the new measure despite the fact that the coronavirus pandemic continues
However, it is fair to mention that there are still half of the people in the US to be vaccinated against COVID-19 amid a third wave in Europe, countries in lockdown and the emergence of new variants of the virus. Dr Saag pointed out that although this is worrying, the measures to cancel the masks are due to a correct and effective distribution of vaccines in the country.
The Centers for Disease Prevention Control have been cautious in issuing health guidelines during the crisis, in addition to analyzing the behavior of the population in recent weeks. The CDC says that whether you are fully vaccinated or not, people do not need to wear masks when walking in open spaces, cycling or running.
Good news is the cancellation of the masks?
Also those people who are in confined spaces, such as houses, restaurants or cafes, can skip wearing masks in case they have already completed their vaccination schedule against the coronavirus. However, guidelines for those who are not fully vaccinated can vary.
Unvaccinated people, defined by the CDC as those who have not received both doses of Pfizer or Moderna, or the simple Johnson & Johnson formula should wear masks in closed-space gatherings with other people who have not been vaccinated, in addition to continue to use them in restaurants.
What will happen to the people who go to the movies or museums?
However, the use of masks is maintained for mass events such as concerts or sports games, as well as in beauty salons, restaurants, shopping centers, museums and cinemas. Dr. Babak Javid, a scientist at the University of California, San Francisco, said the CDC guidelines are correct.
“In most open spaces, the risk of transmission is low. The key will be for people to be clear that wearing masks indoors is the important thing. I’m looking for it to be possible to live without using masks again, ”he said.
“The key is that people still wear masks in closed spaces,” says doctor.
According to information from EFE, the United States currently reached 32,119,748 confirmed cases of the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus on Monday and 572,625 deaths from the covid-19 disease, according to the independent count from Johns Hopkins University.
This balance at 20.00 local time (00.00 GMT on Tuesday) is 431 deaths more than on Sunday and 43,669 new infections. California is now the worst-hit state by the pandemic with 61,482 deaths, followed by New York (52,042), Texas (49,967), Florida (34,912), Pennsylvania (25,976), New Jersey (25,399) and Illinois (24,150).
The numbers of infections in the US are still alarming due to the coronavirus pandemic
Other states with a large number of deaths are Georgia (20,009), Ohio (19,122), Michigan (18,446), Massachusetts (17,562) or Arizona (17,268). In terms of infections, California has 3,733,005, followed by Texas with 2,878,438, third is Florida with 2,212,097 and New York is fourth with 2,034,102.
The provisional death toll -572,625- far exceeds the lower limit of the initial estimates of the White House, which projected in the best of cases between 100,000 and 240,000 deaths due to the pandemic. The new president of the United States, Joe Biden, has predicted that in total more than 600,000 people in the country will die from the virus.
It is estimated that there are still more than 25 thousand deaths from coronavirus in the US
For its part, the Institute for Health Metrics and Assessments (IHME) of the University of Washington, whose models for predicting the evolution of the pandemic are often set by the White House, estimates that by August 1, some will have died. 610,000 people.
Regarding vaccines, some 140.9 million people (42.5% of the population) have received at least one dose, of which 95.8 million (28.9%) are already fully inoculated, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Filed Under: USA Masks
Will this mark the beginning of the end of the pandemic?
“There are many situations in which fully vaccinated people do not need to wear a mask, particularly if they are outdoors,” CDC Director Rochelle Walensky said at a White House news conference. Biden are happy with the guidelines.
A few days ago, a senior Pfizer official was said to say that a ‘third dose’ of the coronavirus vaccine may be necessary to provide a ‘full’ immunization. Albert Bourla, has assured that a third booster dose of the COVID-19 vaccine is “probably” necessary. Filed Under: USA Masks
Third dose of Pfizer vaccine?
The CEO of the pharmaceutical company Pfizer, said that the third dose of the vaccine could have to be applied within twelve months after being fully vaccinated, which immediately raised an “avalanche” of doubts. “It is extremely important to suppress the group of people who may be susceptible to the virus,” Bourla told CNBC television in a statement released Thursday.
The executive also indicated that these doses will be an important tool. The foregoing, to fight against the variants of the coronavirus that have proven to be more contagious, indicates Efe. So far, it is unknown for how long vaccines protect against COVID-19, given the short haul of this product. Filed Under: USA Masks
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