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CDC: Fully Vaccinated Americans can stop wearing masks

It's a sigh of relief and good news symbolising and signalling the dissipation of a storm.

On Thursday people heard what they had been hoping to hear in terms of the issues around coronavirus and it's restrictions. It was just a year ago when people were filled with tremendous fear at the emergence of the pandemic and the subsequent lockdown. The health experts were not exactly sure how or when this pandemic was going be over.

However, it was because the pandemic of this type was something new that people had never experienced before, but one year latter into the pandemic, people have become used to the Coronavirus talk and News and no longer give much fear as was in the beginning.

The Health Experts were talking about a vaccine which would be the effective solution to the virus, but it would require one to two years to make it. The good news is that the Coronavirus vaccine has been discovered and countless number of people have been vaccinated. In the U.S. and various countries the coronavirus vaccine is rolling out.

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The Center for Disease Control and Prevention(CDC) on Thursday said that people who are fully vaccinated, no longer have to wear masks or social distance, for indoor and outdoor.

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A situation which people longed for a very time, which begins to signal the return to a sense of normalcy.

The U.S. was one of the countries badly affected by the Coronavirus with infections growing on an alarming rate and mortalities form the infection exceeding 1snd per day.

However the country is experiencing a positive trend, with a infections in a soothing reduction rate. The start and performance of the vaccine with the understanding of the spread of the disease has helped to come at this point, CDC director Rochelle walensky.

The Director of CDC Rochelle walensky:

"We have all longed for this moment when we can get back to some sense of normalcy,"

"Based on the continuing 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."

Numerous number of Health experts all seems to agree with the move by the CDC to to let vaccinated people choose not to wear masks.

Dr Richard Besser, former CDC acting director said: "Today marks a true turning point in the pandemic, f you're fully vaccinated, you are good to go."

Michael Osterholm, director of the CDC Research said: "It’s exactly what we ought to be doing right now. I think it follows the best science."

The CDC updated information on what fully vaccinated people's limits are, Vaccinated people are still required to wear masks in buses, trains, and public transports and all travels. People with compromised immune systems also are urged to reconsider choosing not to wear masks and seek their doctors guidance.

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The U.S has some parts were the infection is high and such have to be closely monitored. Diligence also should be practiced in states were the vaccine recipients are

People who are not vaccinated are required to still practice Health measures, of wearing masks.

The trajectory of the infection is going to be monitored, should the infection rate show a growing trend and the decision for not wearing might be altered.

The CDC has said that over 35% of it's population has so far been vaccinated, Few days ago, the FDA said that it has authorised the Emergency use of the Pfizer vaccine for children of age 12 to 15, prior to this.. only children from age 16 were authorised to be vaccinated with the Pfizer Vaccine.

The people who are vaccinated and still feel comfortable wearing masks are urged to. You are fully vaccinated after 14 days from your last vaccine injection, that is when the body has started to develop antibodies.


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