This time last year, the United States was in a completely different place with COVID. Most states were closed, new cases were on the rise, and it looked like there would be a vaccine years ago to protect us from the virus. Fortunately, things have changed dramatically. Not only do we have three safe and effective vaccines, but according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), more than 1
While many people have started eating indoors in restaurants and entering the work office, the CDC still insists that everyone beware of large indoor gatherings. The updated April 27 CDC guidelines state that everyone – including fully vaccinated people – “should avoid closed large-scale personal gatherings and comply with all applicable local guidelines limiting the size of gatherings.”
The agency explains that large indoor gatherings, whether sporting events, festivals, concerts, weddings, parties, conferences or trade shows, are a risk because they “gather a lot of people from multiple households”.
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If you have decided that attending a closed event is something you need to do, the CDC says it is important to know the number of COVID cases in your community or the area from which most participants come. If it is somewhere where the virus is spreading at a higher rate, it may mean that there is a greater chance that guests have been exposed to COVID.
Ventilation, the length of collection, the ability to move away physically, masked wearing practices, the number of unvaccinated people (including children) and “behaviors such as singing, shouting, exercise or heavy breathing” may increase the risk of transmitting COVID, warns the CDC. And for more guidance to follow, the CDC says don’t do this until 4 weeks after vaccination.
The CDC explains that if you are vaccinated, the risk of contracting COVID or passing the virus on to others “can be very low”. But, the agency added, “large indoor gatherings and those, including unvaccinated people from multiple households, increase the risk of SARS-CoV-2 transmission.”
It is especially important for fully vaccinated people “to take precautions when visiting unvaccinated people at increased risk of severe COVID-19 disease or when visiting unvaccinated people who have people at increased risk of severe disease in their own households,” the CDC explains. .
Regardless of your vaccination status or that of those around you, if you have been tested for COVID or have symptoms of the virus, the CDC says you must wait 10 days before visiting or attending a collection of any size.
And for more guidance on the vaccine, do not drink more than that after the vaccine, experts warn.
If you do not heed the CDC’s warning, the agency says that again, even if you are fully vaccinated, you must wear a well-worn mask at a crowded personal gathering.
The CDC also urges vaccinated people to wear masks when visiting unvaccinated people who may be at greater risk of becoming infected with COVID.
“Although these vaccines are extremely effective, we know that the virus spreads very well indoors,” said the CDC director. Rochelle Valensky, MD, said during a briefing at the White House on April 28. “Until more people are vaccinated and we still have over 50,000 cases a day, the use of indoor masks will provide additional protection.”
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The CDC already says that fully vaccinated people can participate in outdoor and recreational activities without a mask, as well as visit other unvaccinated people without a mask and visit “unvaccinated people (including children) from one household who are at low risk of severe COVID-19 disease indoors without wearing masks or physical distancing. “
“If you’re fully vaccinated and want to attend a small outdoor gathering with people who have been vaccinated and unvaccinated, or have dinner at an outdoor restaurant with friends from multiple households, science shows that if you are vaccinated, you can do so safely without disguise.” , Walensky said on April 28.
Chief Adviser to COVID at the White House Anthony Fauci, MD, speaks with Today on 28 April on the CDC’s new guidelines for external masks and said the new rules were proof that we were “going in the right direction”. “The risk of infection if you are vaccinated outdoors is extremely low,” he said.
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