CDC asks people to wear masks again, even those who are vaccinated

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  • CDC is about to bring back the recommendation that everyone, including those vaccinated against COVID-19, should wear masks indoors.
  • During much of the pandemic they have recommended that the population wear a mask when they are outdoors and maintain a distance of 6 feet.
  • In April, as the vaccination campaign progressed, the agency relaxed the rules and declared that the mask was no longer necessary.

CDC asks to wear masks. The highest US health authority is preparing to bring back the recommendation that everyone, including those vaccinated against COVID-19, should wear masks while in closed spaces in areas of the country that are more affected by the coronavirus, an official source reported on Tuesday according to information from the AP news agency and Infobae.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) will make the announcement in the next few hours, said the source, who asked not to be identified, so nothing more is known about this announcement.

ANTECEDENT

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For much of the pandemic, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has recommended that the population wear a mask when they are outdoors and maintain a distance of 6 feet (about two meters).

In April, as the vaccination campaign progressed, the agency relaxed the rules and declared that the chinstrap was no longer necessary unless people were indoors or in the middle of a crowd. In May, he relaxed them even further, stating that those who were fully vaccinated no longer needed the mask even in the middle of a crowd or, in most cases, indoors.

CDC Asks to Wear Masks: RECOMMENDATIONS

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The agency continued to recommend face masks in certain enclosed spaces such as buses, airplanes, hospitals, jails and homeless shelters, and announced that job sites and other locations could reopen. He then stated that those who were fully vaccinated no longer needed the mask in summer camps or schools.

For months COVID-19 cases decreased along with hospitalizations and deaths, but the trend began to change at the beginning of the current summer as the contagious delta variant spread, especially in areas where much of the population was not vaccinated. In recent weeks, more cities have begun requiring the use of masks indoors, including St. Louis, Savannah, Georgia and Provincetown, Massachusetts.

CDC Asks to Wear Masks: GUIDELINES

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The change in the CDC guidelines, which is expected to be confirmed during a press conference at 3:00 p.m. on the US east coast (7:00 p.m. GMT), responds to the increase in infections in the country due to the delta variant of covid- 19, much more contagious.

In mid-May, as the coronavirus vaccination campaign in the United States progressed, the CDC recommended that those who had already received the full regimen could go without a mask most of the time, even indoors.

CDC Asks to Wear Masks: HIGH RATES

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This Tuesday, the health agency will change those guidelines to indicate that fully vaccinated people who are in areas of the United States with high or notable rates of COVID-19 infections should wear a mask again, according to sources consulted by the CNN chain. Nearly two-thirds of counties in the United States have high or notable rates of COVID-19 transmission, according to CDC data.

The main epidemiologist in the United States, Anthony Fauci, acknowledged on Sunday that the country’s health authorities were “actively considering” changing the recommendation on masks given the advance of the delta variant of the coronavirus, which already accounts for at least 83% of the Covid-19 cases sequenced in the nation.

NOT NATIONAL MANDATE

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The planned change in the federal guidelines will not imply a mandate at the national level, since those issued by the CDC have always been recommendations, although they influence the decisions of the authorities of each state and locality of the country.

At the end of June, given the expansion of the delta variant of the coronavirus, the World Health Organization (WHO) suggested that those vaccinated should continue to wear a mask, especially if they were in areas with a high incidence of infections, but the United States he kept his guidelines. Filed Under: CDC Asks To Wear Masks

CDC asks to wear masks: CONTAGES RISE

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In the last week, infections have risen almost 47% in the US and hospital admissions for the disease have increased 32%, while vaccination remains practically stagnant, with only 57% of those over 12 years of age fully vaccinated, according to the CDC.

Given the increase in cases, some states and local officials have reinstated the need to wear masks, even for people already vaccinated.

MAINTAIN RESTRICTIONS

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Just last Monday, the United States announced on Monday that for now it will maintain restrictions on international travelers due to COVID-19 due to concerns about the increasing rate of infections as a result of the delta variant.

It was the latest indication that the White House is having to rethink its strategy regarding the coronavirus pandemic as this much more contagious variant spreads across the United States and as a substantial portion of the population resists being inoculated. Filed Under: CDC Asks To Wear Masks

THEY COULD LIFT A BAN

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It was also a step back from the sentiment that President Joe Biden expressed this month, when he said his administration was “in the process” of weighing how soon the United States could lift the ban on the arrival of travelers from Europe after German Chancellor Angela Merkel raised the matter with him during her visit to Washington.

White House press secretary Jen Psaki said the restrictions will continue for now. “Driven by the delta variant, cases are increasing here in the country, especially among those who are not vaccinated, and it seems likely that they will continue to do so in the coming weeks,” he said. The rise in infections is also causing the government to take a closer look at policies around the use of masks. Filed Under: CDC Asks To Wear Masks

ASK TO BE VACCINATED

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The Department of Veterans Affairs on Monday became the first large federal agency to require its healthcare workers to be vaccinated against COVID-19. And over the weekend, federal health officials acknowledged that they are considering modifying the federal government’s recommendations regarding face masks.

The delta variant is a coronavirus that has mutated and is spread more easily than other versions. It was first detected in India, but has now been identified around the world. Last week, US health officials said that 83% of COVID-19 cases in the United States are caused by this variant, noting that there was a 32% increase in hospitalizations for this disease compared to the week previous. Filed Under: CDC Asks To Wear Masks

VACCINES

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It was recently reported that California and New York City announced Monday that they will require all government employees to get vaccinated against COVID-19 or have a diagnostic test each week, while the Department of Veterans Affairs became the First large federal agency to require healthcare personnel to inoculate against this disease.

Meanwhile, in a possible sign that increasingly dire health warnings are being understood by more Americans, vaccination rates began to climb again, offering hope that the country can still rid itself of the coronavirus if people who have been reluctant to receive the vaccine are eventually inoculated. Filed Under: CDC Asks To Wear Masks

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