No masks and no social distancing: CDC's new guide for vaccinated people

This Monday the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) of the United States reported on CDC's new guide for vaccinated people. People who have already received the two doses against COVID-19 will be able to meet safely with other people in the same condition – or without risk of serious illness. This indoors, without the need to wear masks and without keeping social distance.

Officially, this is the first federal public health guide after the coronavirus pandemic. Which is intended to resume normal activities for people who have received both doses of Pfizer o Modern. Or alternatively, an injection of the Johnson & Johnson single-dose vaccine.

So far, figures from US federal authorities indicated that some 30 million citizens (9% of the population) are fully vaccinated. Yet millions of Americans are still waiting to receive the first dose.

"We know that people want to be vaccinated to regain normality in their activities and to be able to enjoy them in the company of their loved ones," said CDC Director Dr. Rochelle Walensky. "

He added that science and the protection of public health are what will guide the way to resume activities. But that the actions that are being carried out already represent a great step.

What measures does the guide stipulate?

Protection against covid-19

This New CDC Guide for Fully Vaccinated People Says It's Safe meet in closed spaces with other vaccinated people. As long as they are a small group.

However, all people, including those vaccinated, must continue to take the same precautions that have been taken since the beginning of the quarantine in public spaces:

-Continue with the basic rules: mask and distancing.

-Maintain the same rules when visiting other unvaccinated people who have a increased risk of severe Covid-19. Or if the unvaccinated person has a family member who is at higher risk

-Wear masks and physical distance when visiting unvaccinated people from various households.

-Avoid large and medium-sized crowds.

-Wash hands frequently.

-Avoid poorly ventilated public spaces.

-Get the Covid-19 test if you feel sick.

While social activities in closed spaces (gyms, cinemas, restaurants, etc.) recommend taking the same basic precautions. Because the risk of infection in these settings is higher and also increases the risk of infection for the unvaccinated.

On the other hand, the distribution of doses in the United States is expected to increase to 4-6 million doses weekly at the end of March and 5-6 million doses weekly until the end of April.

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