Fully vaccinated in the United States, about 35 percent of the current population should no longer wear mouth masks or keep distance. “When you get fully vaccinated, you can stop doing it because of the infection.”
‘Anyone who is fully vaccinated can participate in small or large activities indoors and outdoors without wearing a mouth mask or keeping physical distance.’ Rochelle Valensky, director of the Federal Immunization Service CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention), told a news conference at the White House. The service recommends that vaccinated persons wear a face mask regularly on air, bus, train or other transportation and at stations and airports.
“We have been waiting a long time for this moment,” Valensky said. “When you get fully vaccinated, you can stop doing it because of the infection.” The decision on masks was made in light of scientific studies, which show that vaccines are also effective against asymptomatic infections and variations in circulation, Valensky explained. He stressed that people who get sick despite being vaccinated will continue to be infected.
Today, about 35 percent of the U.S. population – more than 117 million people – is fully vaccinated. U.S. President Joe Biden has previously indicated that vaccinated people should not wear mouth masks in the open. But the vaccine campaign began to disintegrate. The CDC believes this decision will encourage people who have not yet been vaccinated.
More than here, the mask is a symbol of a divided country in the United States. Former President Donald Trump has long opposed wearing a mouth mask. So Biden called the CDC’s decision “a milestone.”