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The United States eases the latest precautionary measures against Covid

The United States eases the latest precautionary measures against Covid


People exposed to the virus will not have to be quarantined, regardless of whether or not they have been vaccinated.

A sign warning of safe distances at the Grass Valley Vaccination Center, California.Elijah FunesAP
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The The epidemic is losing strength in the United StatesAt least, in the eyes of the authorities. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced yesterday a Relaxation of prevention measures against Covid, Ensure that the virus now poses a much lower risk of serious illness than it did at the beginning of the health crisis and a lower risk of hospitalization and death.

These are the people who have been exposed to the virus They will not have to quarantine at home, Regardless of your vaccination status, with Only requirement to wear a mask in public for 10 days And it’s over Test on the fifth day.

In the case of those infected with the virus, The isolation period will be shorter, as long as they do not have a fever for 24 hours. They will be able to return to their normal activity from the sixth day in accordance with the new requirements.

Yes really. Center for Disease Control Recommends not to contact high-risk populationssuch as the elderly or those with weakened immune systems, is in a series of changes in line with the current state of the epidemic at the national level, according to CDC experts.

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“Today we are in A stronger position as a nation, with more tools, such as vaccines, boosters, and treatmentsto protect ourselves and our communities from serious illnesses from Covid-19,” said Greta Massetti, an epidemiologist at the CDC. High levels of immunization of the population among the vaccinated and infectedWhich puts us in a different scenario.

the current situation

even so The current level of infection is far from neglected. They record every day 108,000 new cases, averaging nearly 500 deaths every 24 hours More than 40,000 people are in hospitals across the country. The The omicron variant known as BA.5 It is now prevalent in the United States, where nearly the entire population in the range is eligible for the virus vaccine.

The The injection rate has decreased in recent months It appears to be a reflection of the lower alert level in the face of the pandemic in the first world power. Only 30% of children aged 5 to 11 years received the first dose of the vaccine, a percentage that rises to 60% are among young people between 12 and 17 years old.

The prevailing feeling is that the virus is here to stay and that the worst is over without fear of starting an epidemic. In places like airports, malls and restaurants, masks are not seen anymore. Inflation and rising gasoline prices are far more worrying than the virus that frightened the world just a few months ago.

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