No More Masks For Fully Vaccinated People: US Medical Body



"If you are fully vaccinated, you can resume activities that you did prior to the pandemic", the CDC website now states.

The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Thursday announced it was lifting mask-wearing requirements for people fully vaccinated against Covid-19. Earlier this week, Fauci said that as more people get vaccinated, "we do need to start being more liberal" with mask rules, and when asked if it's time to relax indoor mask mandates, he said, "I think so".

"This is an exciting and powerful moment".

The infectious diseases expert continued, "Based on the continuing downward trajectory of cases, the scientific data on the performance of our vaccines, and our understanding of how the virus spreads, that moment has come for those who are fully vaccinated". The announcement marks a major milestone in the effort to emerge from the coronavirus pandemic in the U.S.

The new guidance calls for continued mask-wearing in more crowded indoor spaces such as on mass transportation, hospitals, prisons, or homeless shelters, but eases restrictions on workplaces, schools, and similar locations.

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Yes, fully vaccinated people really don't need to wear a mask outside anymore except for in "very unusual" situations, Dr. Anthony Fauci says.

Spokeswoman Caitlin Shockey said the revision was made to "align with the CDC's current guidance for fully vaccinated people".

People are considered fully vaccinated two weeks after receiving the second dose of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccines, or two weeks after the single dose of the Johnson & Johnson shot.

According to the Associated Press, approximately 154 million Americans - more than 46 percent of the population - have received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine.

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