CDC's Latest Mask Guidance
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CNN - US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have announced this past Friday that fully vaccinated people can go without masks in most circumstances. The latest study reportedly found that real-life use of the Moderna and Pfizer vaccines provided 94% protection for the front-line workers immunized at the beginning of the vaccine rollout. "COVID-19 vaccines are effective at preventing COVID-19 disease, especially severe illness and death," CDC says on its new web page describing guidance for the fully vaccinated. "COVID-19 vaccines reduce the risk of people spreading COVID-19."
CDC director on COVID boosters, global vaccine supply, evolving virus science
The Biden administration has said COVID-19 vaccine boosters may be available to eligible groups a week from now. But that timing is uncertain and scientific advisory committees still need to meet in the next several days. Lisa Desjardins spoke with CDC Director Dr. Rochelle Walensky about the status of boosters and the spread of the virus as part of a special forum hosted by Research America.