The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has so far recommended that people wear bandages outdoors if they cannot be within two meters of others. Fully impregnated Americans can now avoid wearing bandages outdoors, as long as they’re not in a large crowd.
The change is a cautious step in the CDC’s plan to reopen and return to a normal society, now that more than half of the adults have received a dose of coronary artery vaccine and a third of them have been fully vaccinated.
The CDC also says that those not yet vaccinated do not need to wear bandages when walking, cycling, or jogging alone or with family members.
On the other hand, fully impregnated people must wear bandages at concerts or other events with lots of people in close proximity to each other.
The numbers are dropping dramatically
During a speech to the people on Tuesday, President Joe Biden said the country has come a long way in the fight against the Coronavirus.
“Although we still have a long way to go in this battle – there is still a lot of work to do in May and June before we get to July 4 – we have made tremendous progress thanks to all of you, the American people,” Biden said.
The Fourth of July celebrates American Independence Day.
“The number of injuries and deaths has fallen dramatically from the level it was when I was inaugurated,” Biden said in a speech at the White House on Tuesday.
These days, Biden has completed his first 100 days as president, and can boast that he has reached the symbolically important goal of 200 million vaccinations.
Half of Americans have so far received at least one dose of the vaccine. A third of them received two doses and were vaccinated. However, as many who wanted the vaccine received, things slow down, and it becomes difficult to convince those who are skeptical about getting the vaccine.
The new recommendations are used as an argument
Vaccination has become political, and particularly among Republicans there is widespread skepticism about vaccines.
During his Tuesday speech, Biden used the new recommendations as an argument for full vaccination.
For example, if you are vaccinated fully and outdoors, and you are not in a large crowd, you no longer need to wear a face mask, said Biden, who emphasized that it is still necessary to wear a face mask at concerts.
Biden went on to point out how little chance of infection would be if one was vaccinated.
If you get vaccinated, you can do things in a safer way indoors and out. If you haven’t been vaccinated yet, Biden said, this is another reason to get vaccinated right away, and he continued:
– Get the plug. It has never been easier. Don’t fall off now. Keep following the advice. Get vaccinated now.
Biden’s new goals include a promise that Americans will be able to meet with family and friends on July 4, and that as many schools as possible will open in the fall.
In January, when the infection was at its peak, about 200,000 Americans were infected and 3,000 died every day from Corona. The number decreased to less than 60,000 injured and less than 700 dead at the end of April.
Infections are currently declining in nearly all states, although some, including Michigan, have contracted a new wave of infections.
Since many are now vaccinated, and the United States has provided adequate vaccines for all of its residents, the Biden administration will send 60 million doses of AstraZeneca vaccine produced in the United States to other countries.
The British Swedish AstraZeneca vaccine has not yet been approved for use in the United States, but Americans may not be fully vaccinated either.
The United States has had to endure severe criticism for keeping the vaccines for itself. But last week it was decided to send 4 million vaccines to Mexico and Canada, and the United States said on Monday that it would send aid to India, where the infection erupted.