As prevention for the rising covid cases, the CDC (center for disease control and prevention) has brought new guidelines about people wearing masks indoors. The highest infected counties are recommended that they wear masks all time even inside their homes. Two of the three U.S. counties are expected to follow this new rule. This new rule is to be followed by everyone including fully vaccinated people as the administration officials struggle to respond to the current spread of infection among the vaccinated people.
Indoor Mask Guidance In The USA
The center for disease control and prevention director Rochelle Walensky has given a statement that individuals who have been vaccinated and still get infected with COVID-19 have the same volume of viral load as the unvaccinated, so there are high chances that they might infect others even though they have mild symptoms or none at all.
This announcement was followed by all staffers in the white house. Vice president Kamala harris wore one to the event that occurred on Tuesday as she called more people to join the vaccinated community. The chances of vaccinated people transmitting the virus is a very small percentage, but it should not be taken lightly.
2 out of the 3 U.S. counties are requested to wear masks indoors which was effective from 29th July. many counties including Puerto Rico’s municipalities come under this rule. The officials have reported that the delta variant is said to be more contagious and dangerous than the first covid-19 stain. This delta variant has been causing more infective cases and is contributing towards the fourth wave which could end up being deadly.
The average number of cases in accordance with the county’s population and the covid test positivity rate are two major factors that contribute towards an area’s level of virus transmissibility. Due to the high transmission rate of the virus, the lower vaccinated areas are at much risk than the vaccinated areas. The health officials also doubt the effectiveness of cloth masks in this situation and recommend people to use protective masks like KN95 that will aid better protection. Special care has been recommended for the elderly and the immunocompromised. The center for disease control and prevention has also recommended that children wear masks to school this fall.
The delta variant which was first identified in India is one of the most dangerous variants of covid-19 and can even be deadly. This variant is more transmissible and can be immune to the vaccination. This makes the vaccination more vulnerable. It is necessary that more people get vaccinated as soon as possible so that future cases can be prevented. Delta, also known as B.1.617.2 is the most dangerous variant found to date, even more than the alpha variant found in Britain. Delta variant now constitutes about 95% of the new covid cases. Some of the symptoms of the delta variant can be shortness of breath, fever, lung issues, etc. The CDC has found over 4000 cases nationwide where fully vaccinated people have been found to have covid symptoms and have been admitted to the hospital.