PEOPLE who are fully vaccinated against Covid-19 should still take certain precautions and use common sense, according to experts.
Revised coronavirus guidelines were announced on April 27, 2021, by President Joe Biden.
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Do I have to wear a mask if I’m vaccinated?
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention unveiled new guidance lessening requirements for outdoor mask-wearing, especially for vaccinated people.
“Getting together with friends, going to the park for a picnic without needing to mask up, we’re back to that place now as long as you get vaccinated,” Biden said in televised speech.
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“So go get the shot.”
Biden promised to reveal more details next week.
Said White House Covid-19 coordinator Jeff Zients on April 26: “We’re excited about the progress we’ve made, and the opportunity ahead of us, and because of the vaccination program we built we’re further along than almost anyone predicted.
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“It means we’re closer to returning to normal.”
You are still be required to wear a mask on planes, buses, trains, and other forms of public transportation.
Additionally, you must be masked up when traveling into, within, or out of the US, and in transportation hubs such as airports and stations.
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People are also urged to continue to practice social distancing and to try to avoid crowds.
The CDC previously cautioned: People who have been vaccinated should not “visit indoors, without a mask, with people at increased risk for severe illness from Covid-19.”
The agency had also noted in the past that people who are vaccinated can do many things they could not do before, including visiting “inside a home or private setting without a mask with other fully vaccinated people of any age.”
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What did Tucker Carlson say about wearing a mask?
Fox News host Tucker Carlson compared wearing a mask in public to exposing oneself.
“That’s disgusting put it away, please. We don’t do that here,” he said on the air on April 26.
Earlier in the broadcast, Carlson ranted against mask-wearing, saying people are brainwashed into wearing them a year into the pandemic.
“We let power-drunk politicians wreck the country, in exchange for promising to protect us from a virus that 99 percent of us would have survived anyway,” he said.
“The rest of us should be staring at them first, they’re the aggressors. It’s our job to brush them back and restore the society we were born in the next time you see someone in a mask on the sidewalk or on the bike path, do not hesitate,” he said about confronting people who wear masks.
“Ask politely but firmly, would you please take off. Science shows there is no reason for you to be wearing your mask is making me uncomfortable.
“We should do that and we should keep doing it until wearing a mask outside is roughly as socially accepted as lighting a Marlboro on an elevator. It’s repulsive don’t do it around other people.”