Americans fully vaccinated against coronavirus, that is, those who have received the prescribed number of doses, may not wear masks and keep their distance, unless required by federal, local, tribal or other laws / rules / regulations, including in the field of business and work … This was stated by the head of the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Rochelle Walenski.
“If you are fully immunized, you can start living again as before the pandemic. We have been waiting for this moment for so long,” she announced.
According to her, vaccinated with weakened immunity, before removing the mask, should consult a doctor. Vaccinated people who have symptoms of COVID-19 are required to wear it again.
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The new recommendations came out two weeks after the previous ones, and after those updates in the United States, there was a growing discontent that the CDC was allegedly “blowing on the water” and being excessively cautious.
Now that new infections have plummeted in the heavily vaccinated country, and doctors have allowed Pfizer-BioNTech doses to be injected into adolescents, the authorities have decided to lift all restrictions on fully immunized people.
“We have received new evidence that vaccines actually work, including against different variants of the virus, and that those vaccinated are less likely to infect others,” the CDC said.
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The department hopes that the decision will stimulate the vaccination of those who, for whatever reason, have not yet done so.
US President Joe Biden also took off his mask and said in an address to the nation that “this is a great day.” He was more straightforward: “You are either vaccinated or wearing a mask.”
In the United States, a person is considered fully vaccinated two weeks after the second dose of Pfizer or Moderna, or the same period after a single dose of Johnson & Johnson.