10 things you need to know today: April 28, 2021

Published Apr 28 2021 at 10:49 AM GMT
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  • The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Tuesday revised its guidance on coronavirus precautions, saying that fully vaccinated people can safely go without masks when walking, jogging, or cycling outdoors, or when dining with friends and family at outdoor restaurants.
  • The new recommendations apply starting two weeks after people have received their final dose of an approved coronavirus vaccine.
  • The change came after rising pressure on public health authorities to relax mask mandates for people who are outside, where social distancing is easier and breezes quickly disperse airborne virus particles.
  • Humidity and sunlight also help reduce the spread of the virus.
  • The guidance was part of an effort to help vaccinated Americans resume normal activities.




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  • Published Apr 28, 2021 10:49 AM GMT