Biden: Mask-wearing is a patriotic responsibility

WASHINGTON DC- APRIL 27 U.S. President Joe Biden removes his mask before speaking about updated CDC mask guidance on the North Lawn of the White House

WASHINGTON DC- APRIL 27 U.S. President Joe Biden removes his mask before speaking about updated CDC mask guidance on the North Lawn of the White House

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's (CDC) "politicized recommendations" regarding masks and distancing in relation to the coronavirus are "not keeping up with the reality on the ground", Sen.

- This morning we saw the first lady outdoors wearing a mask, even though she's vaccinated.

Mask use is still required indoors and outdoors at large crowded events like concerts, sporting events, and graduation ceremonies, Northam's office said in a news release.

In addition, up to 1,000 spectators will be allowed for outdoor recreational sports, effective immediately.

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One doctor told Australian TV that the government's move was disproportionate to the threat posed by those returning from India. Australia is sending over ventilators, a "significant" supply of personal protective equipment (PPE) and oxygen concentrators.

"That's 100 million Americans with a sense of relief and peace of mind knowing that after a long and hard year they're protected from the virus, knowing their decision to get vaccinated protects not just themselves, but also protects their families, their friends and their communities", he said. That was originally supposed to go into effect May 15. "Our increasing vaccination rate and decreasing number of new COVID-19 cases has made it possible to ease mitigation measures in a thoughtful and measured manner".

The shots most widely used in the United States against Covid-19 showed an efficacy of around 95 percent in human trials, and real-world testing on health care and other frontline workers confirmed the vaccines using mRNA technology are highly beneficial. "It's another step in turning the page on COVID", said Malatras.

Not only do we have three safe and effective vaccines, but, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), more than 101.4 million people in the USA are fully vaccinated as of April 30.

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