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Changes are coming to health and safety guidelines regarding the coronavirus. The CDC now says fully vaccinated Americans don’t have to wear a mask outdoors, except where there are large crowds like concerts and sporting events. Meanwhile, demand for vaccines has plateaued, which may be due in large part to people being hesitant to get one.
U.S. health officials say fully vaccinated Americans don’t need to wear masks outdoors anymore unless they are in a big crowd of strangers.
President Joe Biden is expected to announce new mask guidance Tuesday. Sources say he will release updated outdoor mask wearing guidelines from the CDC during his remarks on Tuesday.
The CDC says they want everyone who can get vaccinated to do so before they head to summer camp. Their newly released guidelines state every camper over the age of 16 should be vaccinated, and camps should enforcing social distancing as well as continuing mask wearing.
The Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine is available once again after it was paused due to blood clot concerns. Meanwhile, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says millions of Americans may have missed their second doses of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccines.
By Lauran Neergaard and Mike Stobbe
U.S. authorities are weighing whether to resume the Johnson & Johnson vaccine more than a week after a pause was issued out of an abundance of caution. A government advisory panel is discussing a possible link between J&J’s shot and a handful of vaccine recipients who developed highly unusual blood clots. New guidance is expected later in the day.
A CDC advisory panel is expected to meet Friday to discuss recommendations on bringing back the Johnson & Johnson vaccine.
CDC board advises against restart of Johnson & Johnson vaccine just yet, cites need for more research
After an emergency meeting late Thursday, a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Advisory Board has decided against recommending a restart of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine. The experts on the board say they need more information about the rare blood clots that have been reported.