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CDC Changes a Few Mask Rules on Cruises

CDC Changes a Few Mask Rules on Cruises”

People fully vaccinated against Covid-19 do not need to wear masks or practice social distancing indoors or outdoors, except under certain circumstances, the director of the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced Thursday.

The announcement comes after Walensky faced criticism for the CDC being too slow to provide a path back to normalcy for fully vaccinated people, over 117 million of whom are in the U.S. Walensky has defended the CDC's approach as scientifically-based to ensure protection not just for individuals but also the entire U.S. population.

The CDC said fully vaccinated people should still wear masks where required by federal, state, local, tribal or territorial laws, and abide by such rules and regulations, including from local businesses and workplace guidance.

Also, cruise lines at their discretion, may advise passengers and crew that-if they are fully vaccinated-they may engage in self-guided or independent exploration during port stops, if they wear a mask while indoors. "I don't anymore", Collins told Walensky, citing the article.

"I have been completely forthcoming with respect to the science, with respect to our guidance, with respect to our numbers, with respect to our cases".

Other experts, however, have said the agency had to move cautiously with a new and unpredictable virus, arguing that updates were appropriate only after real-world evidence demonstrated that the vaccines were as effective as they were in clinical trials.

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'So, here we have unnecessary barriers to reopening schools, exaggerating the risks of outdoor transmission, and unworkable restrictions on summer camps.

The attack by Collins, an influential senator who sometimes cooperates with Democrats, came as her state's Democratic governor joined a zoom call with President Joe Biden to talk about vaccine distribution and the pandemic.

The CDC last updated its guidance for vaccinated people on April 27. 'Some people asked, why so close?' she quipped.

'I have a 16-year-old and I continue he wanted to get the vaccine.

Officials are eyeing young people as a cohort that can help boost the nation's overall vaccine rates - with a substantial number of adults still saying they aren't sure they want to get the shots.



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