CDC issues new instructions for vaccinated people, young teenagers are starting to take the shot, and the pandemic rages in South Asia. Here’s what you need to know:
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The CDC says fully vaccinated Americans can forget masks in most settings
That was announced Thursday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention fully vaccinated Americans can forget masking and social isolation in most of the interior and interior setting. Masks are still required for everyone on public transportation and may still be required anywhere depending on state or local laws and individual business mask policies. Health care settings, such as a hospital or doctor’s office, also have their own instructions. President Biden described the announcement as a “milestone” and urged qualified Americans not to be vaccinated. Earlier this week, his administration also announced a new one deal with Uber and Lyft that will help people get to vaccinated areas.
The CDC’s new instruction is based on real-world studies from Israel and the U.S. showing the effectiveness of the shots. However, as the New York Yankees showed this week, successful infections are still possible. Eight people working on the baseball team, all fully vaccinated, recently positive for Covid-19. Almost all cases are asymptomatic, but some experts say this is an example of why it is good to keep that mask on for some time when large populations of people have not. teach.
Young teenagers start vaccinations at the right time for the start of the new school year.
On Monday, the FDA determined that the Pfizer-BioNTech shot is safe for children. ages 12 to 15. Following a recommendation from the CDC Two days later, vaccination of young people across the country began. Fortunately, the news came before the new school year started and earlier than expected. Even if schools are able to resume self-paced classes next fall, they may look different than pre-pandemic. For example, the New York City Department of Education recently announced that because of the technology it invested in during a pandemic, snowy days could be remote learning days.
In response to increased vaccine eligibility in the U.S., some people have worries about whether it is ethical to vaccinate healthy children while the virus is spreading elsewhere. Although experts have proven that it should be taken by teenagers. The CDC added that it can be taken by children other routine vaccinations within two weeks of receiving their shots at Covid.
Cases remain high in South Asia as the WHO reclassifies a distinctly known region.
Earlier this week, the World Health Organization added a fourth update to the list “Different concerns”: B.1.617, first seen in India. The change is modified because it seems to be more recognizable and more resistant to protections and treatments. In the UK, cases of various B.1.617 are on the rise, and authorities are on the rise tweaking their approach accordingly. A “surge quick response” team has been dispatched to a town where the change is rapidly spreading, and the government may move the date for a second dose also to the affected areas.
In India, the pandemic disease is still on the rise. On Wednesday the WHO reported that new cases in the country were being considered half of the total reported cases in the world last week. The cases too invasion of neighboring Nepal, of which nearly half of Covid’s tests were positive. Supplies were scarce, and wealthy mountaineers in the country to climb Mount Everest were asked to give their used oxygen cylinders so that they are also filled for Covid patients.
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