Yes, fully vaccinated people really don't need to wear a mask outside anymore except for in "very unusual" situations, Dr. Anthony Fauci says.
"We've gotten this far". "If you are fully vaccinated, you can start doing the things you have stopped doing since the start of the pandemic". "We have all longed for this moment, when we can get back to some sense of normalcy".
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Thursday is expected to ease indoor the mask-wearing requirement for people who are fully vaccinated for COVID-19, according to the Associated Press. "But we know that the more people who are vaccinated, the less cases we will have and the less chances of a new spike or additional variants emerging". But any other time, if you're vaccinated and you're outside, put aside your mask.More news: Judge postpones trial for three ex-cops in George Floyd case
The CDC and White House had been facing growing pressure to incentivize getting the Covid-19 vaccine by telling people they wouldn't have to wear a mask if they got it. "If you are vaccinated, you don't have to wear a mask outside". Masks should also still be worn in transportation hubs, like airports.
"I recognize some parents want to see how it goes, but I am encouraging all children to be vaccinated".
A person is considered fully vaccinated when two weeks following their last dose of a COVID-19 vaccine have elapsed. He said that there is "not at all" anything wrong with choosing still wear masks, and added that those people "shouldn't be criticized".More news: Former US policeman could face longer sentence for Floyd murder
For traveling the CDC said people are still required to wear a mask on planes, buses, trains, and other forms of public transportation traveling into, within, or out of the United States, and in USA transportation hubs such as airports and stations.
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