Thursday, April 29, 2021

Biden wears face mask outdoors to hail CDC guidelines that say you no longer need to; CDC announces updated COVID-19 mask guidelines, and other C-Virus Updates

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Biden wears face mask outdoors to hail CDC guidelines that say you no longer need to:
President Biden on Tuesday wore a face mask to a sparsely attended, outdoor press event at the White House — where he hailed new CDC guidelines eliminating the need for face coverings at such gatherings.
The president’s appearance on the North Lawn was designed to herald the eased mask restrictions for people — such as himself — who are fully vaccinated.
After walking to the podium in the black face covering, Biden took it off and said, “Starting today, if you’re fully vaccinated and you’re outdoors, you need — and not in a big crowd — you no longer need to wear a mask.”
The president was later asked by a reporter what kind of message he was sending by wearing his mask even to the podium. --->READ MORE HERE
CDC announces updated COVID-19 mask guidelines:
Vaccinated Americans can now breathe a big, deep sigh of relief.
People who have had all their COVID-19 shots can go outside without wearing a mask unless they’re in large gatherings, the CDC said in updated guidance Tuesday.
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said after the announcement that the state will immediately adopt the agency’s guidance, calling it “liberating.”
Those who have received both doses of the Pfizer or Moderna immunizations, or the single-shot Johnson & Johnson vaccine, can go mask-free for small outdoor get-togethers — even if other attendees are not vaccinated, CDC director Dr. Rochelle Walensky said at a White House press briefing.
“There are many situations where fully vaccinated people do not have to wear masks, particularly if they are outdoors,” Walensky said. --->READ MORE HERE
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