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Here’s what Dr. Fauci actually said about wearing face masks indoors

Late last month, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced new guidelines for face masks, giving people more opportunities to stop reporting – news that many were pleased (and some a little worried). And yesterday, Dr. Anthony Fauci, the president’s chief medical officer, said it might be time for officials to consider changing guidelines for wearing inner masks. During an interview that Dr. Fauci on Sunday told ABC News he was asked if he agreed with others who said it was time to relax the rules on indoor masks. He replied, “I think so, and I think you will probably see this as we continue and as more people are vaccinated. The CDC will, you know, in almost real time … update its recommendations and its recommendations guidelines. “Right now, however, nothing has changed: CDC guidelines still state that fully vaccinated people should wear masks in indoor public spaces. While Dr. Fauci said he agreed that these rules should be relaxed in the future, he also stressed that it is important to keep prioritizing to get vaccines in the arms. “If more people are vaccinated, the number of cases per day will absolutely decrease. We have an average of 43,000 per day. We have to do it a lot, If this gets lower, the risk of infection indoors or outdoors will decrease dramatically, “he told ABC News. Currently, more than 152 million people in the US have received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine, and according to the CDC, over 114 million people have been fully vaccinated, meaning around 58% of adults received at least one dose of vaccine, a number that President Joe Biden b is to increase to 70% on July 4th. Even as guidelines begin to relax, we may never completely say goodbye to masks. In another interview with NBC’s Meet the Press on Sunday, Dr. Fauci notes that it is likely that people who have become accustomed to wearing face masks will continue to do so – if not all of the time, then at least seasonally, such as peak cold and flu season, to prevent the spread of more common diseases . We know masks are part of an effective strategy to fight infectious diseases. Influenza cases have fallen dramatically this year: Fewer than 2,000 cases of influenza have been confirmed in the US, while there were around 38 million cases of influenza last year. Influenza deaths have also decreased. A child is reported to have died of the flu in the last flu season, compared to 195 deaths in the 2019-2020 season. “We’ve had practically no flu season this year just because people do the kind of public health thing actions that were primarily directed against COVID-19, “said Dr. Fauci to NBC. But even those who may choose to wear a mask during the cold and flu season in the future are likely to look forward to a relaxation of the current face mask guidelines as it would mean COVID-19 cases and the decline Hopefully the pandemic was coming to an end. While Dr. Fauci’s words gave us something to look forward to, for the time being we must continue to wear masks when we are around people outside of our household, especially when we are inside. And if you haven’t already, get vaccinated. As Dr. Fauci reminded us, the number of fully vaccinated Americans is less likely to rise this coming fall and winter, which then brings us closer to normal, Dr. Fauci says. His hope? In a year we’ll be back to normal. “I hope we’ll see a dramatic difference next Mother’s Day than we do now. I believe we will be as close to normal as possible, “he told ABC, adding,” We need to make sure we vaccinate the vast majority of the population. ” Do you like what you see? How about a little more R29 grade, right here? Why aren’t the U.S. patents on COVID vaccines being revoked? Your questions about COVID vaccine side effects answered, Climate Change Helps Disaster Capitalism Succeed