The measure would be part of the White House's strategy to combat the increase in COVID-19 cases and prevent outbreaks that complicate the administration's efforts.
President Joe Biden said Tuesday that vaccination against COVID-19 is being "considered" mandatory for federal workers. The move could spill over into the Delta as it spreads across the United States, and a significant number of Americans continue to refuse to be vaccinated against vaccinated.
Following a speech at the National Director of Intelligence office, Biden claimed that his government was considering the measure in response to a reporter's question.
Meanwhile, the Department of Veterans Affairs became the first federal agency to make COVID-19 vaccination mandatory for its healthcare workers.
Hours earlier on Tuesday, White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki ruled out the possibility of more agencies implementing similar requirements, noting that the government was "looking for ways to protect our workers and save more lives." Will continue
THE USE OF THE MASKS RETURNED
Given the high daily number of people infected with coronavirus in the United States, due to the circulation of the new variants, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) authorities once again recommended people to wear a mask indoors. Despite being fully vaccinated, but only for cities or regions with high transmission rates of COVID-19.
According to sources, federal health officials still believe that fully vaccinated people account for minimal transmission.
According to him, some may have high levels of pre-existing viruses and possibly transmit the virus to others.
That's why the CDC changed some masking guidelines on Tuesday, recommending that even vaccinated people go indoors wearing masks in some parts of the United States where the coronavirus Is on the rise. Citing new information about the Del Delta variety's ability to spread among vaccinated people, the CDC provided indoor masks for all teachers, staff, students, and school attendants, regardless of vaccination status. It is also recommended.
Many cities had already started requiring that even fully vaccinated people wear masks in public. However, there are exceptions for those who eat or drink while sitting in a restaurant or bar.
Last May, the CDC withdrew the chinstrap directive for immunizations in the United States.
Last May, the CDC had withdrawn the chinstrap directive for vaccinated people in the United States. Still, cities like Los Angeles and Philadelphia reinstated the mandate. Community transmission and personal risk levels are two factors to consider, according to experts.
COVID vaccines are effective against the harsher versions of the disease that lead to hospitalization and death. But experts say it is not the same for everyone. People must consider community transmission, personal risk levels, and risk tolerance to decide what is in their best interest.