United States of America’s Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has announced the new guidelines for fully vaccinated Americans as they are allowed to resume their everyday lives to some extent.
According to the CDC’s current recommendations, anyone who has undergone the requisite vaccinations is allowed to meet with other vaccinated persons and a few unvaccinated people while taking essential precautions.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention also mentioned that people are considered healthy two weeks after receiving their final vaccine dose.
So far, more than 30 million Americans have been completely vaccinated.
Coronavirus task force meeting was held on Monday at White House, where the health officials released the latest recommendations for fully vaccinated American citizens.
Guidelines state that fully vaccinated citizens can:
1. Meet with other properly vaccinated people at indoor places without having face masks or following social distancing.
2. Meet indoors with unvaccinated individuals from a single-family only, if they are least affected by virus or COVID negative.
3. Avoid getting a test or quarantine until proper symptoms appear.
However, vaccinated persons must also observe other specific protection precautions, including wearing face masks in public places, following social distancing, and avoiding huge crowds and traveling.
The recommendations also, advocate for wearing masking and distancing while meeting with unvaccinated individuals, particularly those at increased risk of health issues associated with Covid.
CDC Director Dr Rochelle Walensky "Over 90% of the population still has not been vaccinated,"
"Our responsibility is to make sure, in the context of 60,000 new cases a day, that we protect those who are vulnerable."
More than 29 million cases of viruses and 525,000 deaths have been reported in the US from coronavirus.
Dr. Walensky added that advice would need to be revised "as more adults are vaccinated and research and evidence grows,"
Dr. Wen argued that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention was "missing a major opportunity to tie vaccination status with reopening guidance".
Later on Monday, the White House reported that President Joe Biden would convey his first early evening address this Thursday to stamp one year under Covid-19 lockdown measures.
A week ago, Mr. Biden said the US would have enough Covid-19 vaccine for each adult by the end of May.