The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is finalizing guidelines to clarify which Americans have been testedTwo sources from the agency familiar with the drafting work said it should be done and should not be done.
The guidelines, which will be first reported by Politico, are expected to include that fully vaccinated individuals should be able to form groups with others who have also been vaccinated. The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention currently does not recommend face-to-face gatherings with the public, saying that “virtual gatherings or gatherings with people you live in is the safest choice.”
Even for people who have been fully vaccinated, other mitigation measures will be recommended, including wearing masks in public and social settings.
The source did not specify exactly when the guidelines will be released, but some say it will be released “later this week” when it is finalized.
At the White House COVID-19 response briefing on Monday, President Biden’s chief medical adviser, Dr. Anthony Fauci, previewed the guidelines, noting that the risk of small gatherings among people “dual vaccinated” is low-“so low,” So that you don’t have to wear a mask so that you can have a good social gathering at home.”
Both Pfizer and Moderna’s vaccines require two doses.Just take a picture. The vaccine received emergency use authorization from the Food and Drug Administration over the weekend, and started taking the vaccine this week.
The guide was issued at a crossroads where the country is fighting the virus. According to data from Johns Hopkins University, the national average daily cases have fallen by more than 50% in the past month, but this progress has stabilized. According to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the average number of new cases last week increased by nearly 2%.
Dr. Rochelle Varensky, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, said at a briefing on Monday that she remains “deeply concerned about the potential shift in pandemic trends.” U.S. states including New York, Massachusetts and Arkansas are relaxing COVID-related business restrictions, which has increased concerns that the United States may relax its vigilance prematurely. On Tuesday, Texas became the third state in Montana and Iowa to cancel its statewide mask authorization.
At the same time, the pace of vaccination continues to increase, and as more and more Americans are vaccinated, the demand for new guidelines on what this population can do safely is also growing. But Varensky emphasized that now is not the time to resume travel or ignore other security measures.
She said: “In the first 100 days, the goal has always been to ensure that we are able to get rid of this pandemic.” “There are 70,000 boxes a day, and we are not in that place now.”