A return to masks in the U.S.

A return to masks in the U.S.

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Islam News – Just two months ago, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said fully vaccinated people did not have to wear masks indoors. But on Tuesday, the top U.S. health agency recommended that people vaccinated for the coronavirus wear masks indoors in areas of the country where the virus is surging.

The shift came amid worries about breakthrough infections in vaccinated people and Covid surges, driven by the highly infectious Delta variant, in states like Missouri and Florida. Officials also recommended that everyone in schools be masked regardless of vaccination status.

C.D.C. officials were swayed by new research showing that even vaccinated people may carry great amounts of the variant virus in the nose and throat, hinting that they also may spread it to others, according to officials.

There was sure to be resistance to the rules from pandemic-fatigued Americans, especially in regions where virus worries are muted. Vaccines remain effective against the worst outcomes of Covid-19, including those involving the Delta variant.

About 69 percent of adults have received at least one shot in the U.S. Vaccinated Americans are losing patience with those who have yet to receive the shot.

Source: The New York Times