Public health experts say that the country is not yet protected and therefore refuses to cover its face
The country has not yet been protected to such an extent that it is unwilling to hide it. The number of cases has soared during certain peak periods. At the same time, the mask protects the user and the people around it more clearly than ever before.
Lisa Malagakis, an infectious disease epidemiologist at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, said: “Masks are one of the best interventions to prevent the spread of the virus from one person to another.”
However, newly vaccinated people will be forgiven for seeing their masks again. In the first wave of vaccination, after the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) cleared the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine in December, even front-line medical staff encountered such problems.
Malagakis said: “At first I was caught off guard.” “My own colleagues began to say,’I have been vaccinated, let’s revoke all policies.” It was difficult to queue and said, “Wait, wait, it’s not yet time.”
What are the recommendations for vaccinated masks?
In March, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued guidelines on what a fully vaccinated person can do. Some restrictions have been relaxed: fully immune people can socialize with each other, regardless of the distance between the mask and the body. When encountering low-risk family members who have not been vaccinated, it is okay to relax these precautions.
However, in public, everyone should continue to wear masks.
He has been vaccinated and is about to attend an event. Do you need to wear a mask?
The risk depends on many factors, such as the number of participants, the ventilation of the venue, the vaccination status, and whether people may be immunosuppressed or susceptible to other serious diseases.
Malagakis recommend wearing masks and alienating themselves in large outdoor gatherings (such as ball games) until the vaccination rate among the general population is higher. Similarly, private places such as stadiums may have regulations that require the use of masks.
When do we stop wearing masks?
Israel is one of the most vaccinated countries in the world. Israel cancelled its outdoor mask regulations on April 18.
This may herald what will happen in the United States in the warmer months. Megan Ranney, an emergency medicine physician and professor at Brown University, said: “I fully hope and support it. The cover-up regulations are usually removed in the early summer.” Get it.
What will the future of the mask look like?
Some public health researchers believe that masks may become a common habit, such as putting young children on car seats or applying sunscreen on the beach. After the pandemic, according to a YouGov poll in March, more than half of Americans expect to wear masks at least part of the time. A quarter of people said they predict that they will use masks frequently.