“If The People find they cannot do anything differently after the vaccine, they will not see the benefit in getting vaccinated”— Paul Ebeling
Thursday, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) advised that fully vaccinated people do not need to wear masks outdoors and can avoid wearing them indoors in most places, updated guidance the agency said will allow life to begin to return to normal.
The CDC, which hopes the guidance will prod more Americans to get vaccinated, also said fully immunized people will not need to physically distance in most places.
The turnaround came 16 days after the CDC issued revised guidance that left many restrictions in place for vaccinated people. The agency came under fire in March for initially discouraging immunized grandparents to fly to visit loved ones.
CDC Director Rochelle Walensky said the new guidance is based on a sharp reduction in virus cases, expansion of vaccines to younger people and vaccine efficacy against coronavirus variants.
Mr. Biden and Ms. Harris emerged from White House laughing and without masks. “I think it’s a great milestone, a great day,” Mr. Biden said.
People in state health departments and infectious disease doctors have been saying eliminate masks for some time because they are impressed with the effectiveness of the vaccine, and also, they have the feeling that people who are vaccinated need a reward. And the de-masking is long over due.
Have a healthy weekend, Keep the Faith!