The U.S Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is ready to publish new guidelines for people who have received both doses of the Covid-19 vaccine in the country. Despite so much data and information on the coronavirus, there are still questions especially regarding vaccinations and what to expect and do after the vaccination is completed. In these new guidelines, it is expected that CDC will help to answer common questions on how to get back to normal life.
These recommendations would be the first-ever guide to the public showing them that there is still hope to return back to a normal life, after surviving a pandemic. Slowly, the Americans can take baby steps to their normal life, before this pandemic was started. It is expected that these new CDC guidelines would be released by Thursday.
People will get to know about precautions after getting vaccinations, when and where to wear face masks, and other measures in public for example social distancing. These new rules may disappoint some people who were hoping that there is no need of wearing a mask or avoiding gatherings if you are vaccinated. Although some restrictions are eased for vaccinated individuals but the vaccine is not a chance for them to start living carefree.
These new guidelines by CDC will also include different scenarios to explain certain questions on socialization, plans, and going into the public. Dr. Anthony Fauci, the chief medical officer of President Biden along with Dr. Rochelle Walensky, who is Director of CDC have previewed these rules in a public press conference.
Over the last few weeks, the new Covid-19 cases are at a peak and the introduction of new viral variants, as well as the high transmission rate, has threatened the public again. Last month reported low hospitalizations implying that probably the virus has settled and soon vanish, the mutated strains that appeared lately have proven otherwise.
Walensky says that everyone should know that cases are again increasing. So increasing vaccinations is not an excuse to open all public places, allowing people to move around freely. Even after the entire country is vaccinated, the first few months would be very critical to see the response from the virus. Right now when the cases are nearly 70,000 per day, it seems like this situation is still very far away, when the cases will actually decline.
These new CDC guidelines are to be released weeks after it previously released guidelines on reopening of schools. However, these previous guidelines received a critical response from the education unions saying that these guidelines don’t provide any information about vaccinations of teachers, especially before reopening of the schools, so this decision has its own risks involved.
There are chances that the post-vaccination guidelines by CDC may also experience a similar response. Even if the majority of people are vaccinated, they will be expected to follow the guidelines with other people who are waiting for their vaccination. Plus, this waiting period will allow the health agencies to see which way this pandemic goes. Moving too fast and making decisions like re-opening of public places may not be a wise idea, implying that people have to live in a pandemic-like situation for a few months, even after the pandemic gets over soon.