Federal health officials had released the guidance on Monday which allows Americans that have been fully vaccinated more freedom to engage and socialize with family and friends plus perform their routine activities daily. Thus offering the pandemic weary nation a new glimpse of what might new normal looks like in the upcoming months.
Fully Vaccinated Citizens Can Resume Their Normal Activities
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention or the CDC has said that the people who have completed their two weeks after the final shot of the vaccine might visit indoors. They can enjoy with the members who are yet to be vaccinated in a single household at very low risk of the severe disease, without distancing or wearing masks. This would liberate many grandparents who have been vaccinated of their isolation. They can meet their unvaccinated grandchildren and children who live near to them for the 1st time after the pandemic. These guidelines also continue to discourage such visits which involve long-distance travel.
The CDC also said people who are fully vaccinated can enjoy indoors with the people who are completely vaccinated. Further, they are not required to get quarantined, or get tested after being exposed to the Covid-19, if they do not have any symptoms, the agency said.
Peter Hotez who is the co-director at the Texas Children’s Hospital Center for Vaccine Development has applauded this advice. He said that it won’t be taking too long for the CDC department to tell the tired public when they can travel without these marks.
Hotez said that the earlier we tell the public that if you are vaccinated fully, then you need not wear masks, then it will become an incentive for the public to get vaccinated.
For the people who have got both vaccine doses and have waited for 15 days after getting the vaccine shot, there are five-page guidelines offered to them as a road map of some sorts which will help in resuming their daily aspects of life which have not been done for greater than a year. These guidelines have come after the states have started reopening schools and the public health officials and the government is racing to get as many people as fast as possible to vaccinate people to outpace the highly transmissible versions of this virus that is spreading in every state nearly.
After a quite slow start, the pace of vaccinations is accelerating, and more than 60 million people in the U.S. have received at least one shot, and greater than 31 million people are fully vaccinated till Monday, or at least about 9 percent of the total population, according to the CDC. On this Saturday, about 2.9 million vaccine shots were administered, which was a record. While around 2.2 million people on average are getting a vaccine daily. President Joe Biden has also vowed to give enough supply to every adult who wants a vaccine shot in late May, thus raising the hopes of the return to a normal life.
Rochelle Walensky, the CDC Director has said that these recommendations are sought to balance the potential risks to those who remain unvaccinated and will stop the impacts on the community transmission against in getting benefits of the things which we all want to do and love it for our life to those who get vaccinated. She and all the others have warned millions of people about the need to get vaccinated before everyone might stop following the Covid-19 precautions.
The CDC might continue to keep updating this guidance, and loosening the travel restrictions if new infections start decreasing as vaccinations keep increasing, Walensky had said.