Jacksonville Florida – Feels like it’s back to normal when the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announces people who are fully vaccinated do not need to wear masks
on friday The World Health Organization came out and said the masks should stay.
Dr Mariangela Simao, Assistant Director-General of the World Health Organization, said: “Physical distancing Avoid congestion – this is still extremely important. even if you have been vaccinated
But before you take those masks out of retirement, says Chad Neilsen, director of certification and infection prevention at UF Health Jacksonville, “I don̵7;t want to say take a grain of salt. But just understand where the World Health Organization is coming. from and to whom they are speaking with that information.”
Neilsen explained that the WHO issued a comprehensive statement for smaller countries from Indonesia to Russia.
“Basically I followed the advice of the CDC,” said Dr. Sunil Joshi, president of the Duval County Medical Association Foundation.
Like Neilsen, Joshi said he recommends patients follow the CDC’s guidelines.
The CDC said: “People who are fully vaccinated can continue their activities without masks or social distancing. Unless required by federal, state, local, tribal or territorial laws, rules, and regulations. including business and workplace advice.”
“When World Health issued these statements, They are trying to spread a broad category message. regardless of global vaccination rates,” Neilsen said.
According to the CDC, 46% of the United States has been fully vaccinated, and 54% of the nation have been vaccinated at least once.
Although these numbers are not as high as medical experts now expect. But these numbers are still the highest percentages among the world’s largest countries by population.
The Pfizer and Moderna vaccines are approximately 90% effective in preventing illness and 94% effective against severe illness and hospitalization. Johnson & Johnson is continuing to collect data on vaccine efficacy against variables. delta
“We know the vaccine works,” Neilsen said.
It is enough that these medical experts agree that If you are vaccinated in the United States You can discard the mask now.
However, Joshi notes that if you leave the country, It is best to follow the WHO recommendations and follow the country’s recommendations regarding masks.
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