Monday, May 17, 2021

'What if it was your kid?': Parents of young children feel forgotten as CDC loosens mask restrictions; Do I still need to wear a mask? Your questions answered after CDC update, and other C-Virus Updates

'What if it was your kid?': Parents of young children feel forgotten as CDC loosens mask restrictions:
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says fully vaccinated people can ditch masks in most indoor settings. Several states have begun to lift mask mandates. And some schools are loosening mask requirements.
But as many Americans celebrate the new guidance as a step toward a return to normalcy, some parents of young children who cannot yet be vaccinated say they feel left behind.
“For me, it wasn’t a time to celebrate,” said Janie Able, a mother of two 7-year-old girls in Omaha, Nebraska. “My husband and I are vaccinated, but what about my children?”
She added, “I absolutely don’t trust people to do what’s right and wear their masks if they’re not vaccinated. And that’s going to put my children at risk.”
Research has shown children are less susceptible to COVID-19. As of May 6, over 3.85 million children had tested positive in the U.S., representing 14% of total cumulative cases, according to data from the American Academy of Pediatrics. But the AAP report still states hospitalization and death are uncommon in children. --->READ MORE HERE
Getty Images/iStockphoto
Do I still need to wear a mask? Your questions answered after CDC update:
The CDC’s Thursday announcement that people who are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 can mostly ditch their masks and stop social distancing was a major step toward America returning to pre-pandemic life.
The new federal guidance advises people who are inoculated against COVID-19 to stop wearing masks outdoors in crowds and in most indoor settings.
But there are some exceptions. And New York still hasn’t changed its own rules. Here’s when you still need to wear a mask after the CDC update: 
Do I still need to wear a mask inside?
According to the CDC, fully vaccinated people “can resume activities that you did before the pandemic.”
That means the agency considers it safe to go maskless inside a bar or restaurant, at the barbershop or hair salon, in a mall or museum or at a movie theater or a house of worship.
The CDC says fully vaccinated folks can also safely attend a small indoor gathering, even if there are unvaccinated people present.
The recommendations also remove the need for social distancing for those who are fully vaccinated. --->READ MORE HERE
Follow links below to related stories and resources:

New mask rules trust Americans will be honest about vaccine status. Experts say they'll lie.

'Creates more problems than it's worth': CDC eases COVID-19 testing recommendations for vaccinated people

USA TODAY: Coronavirus Updates

WSJ: Coronavirus Live Updates

YAHOO NEWS: Coronavirus Live Updates

NEW YORK POST: Coronavirus The Latest

If you like what you see, please "Like" us on Facebook either here or here. Please follow us on Twitter here.

No comments: