Why are so many vaccinated people getting COVID-19 lately?

Why are so many vaccinated people getting COVID-19 lately? A couple of factors are at play, starting with the emergence of the highly contagious omicron variant. Omicron is more likely to infect people, even if it doesn’t make them very sick, and its surge coincided with the holiday travel season in many places. People might… Continue reading Why are so many vaccinated people getting COVID-19 lately?

No vaccine No entry: Ahmedabad bars unvaccinated people from using public transport, other facilites

Ahmedabad (Gujarat) [India], September 20 (ANI): The Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation (AMC) has from Monday banned those who have not been vaccinated against COVID-19 from using public facilities, like civic transport service and from entering public buildings. Jignesh Patel, Director Parks and Garden, AMC told that everyone above 18 years must carry physical COVID vaccination certificate… Continue reading No vaccine No entry: Ahmedabad bars unvaccinated people from using public transport, other facilites

Malaysia eases restrictions for vaccinated

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia — Malaysia says it will ease lockdown restrictions for people who are fully vaccinated as the government seeks to allay public anger against perceived mismanagement of the pandemic. Daily infections breached 20,000 for the first time Thursday despite a lockdown since June 1. Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin said Sunday the government has… Continue reading Malaysia eases restrictions for vaccinated

Vaccinated people can carry as much virus as others: Study

In another dispiriting setback for the nation’s efforts to stamp out the coronavirus, scientists who studied a big COVID-19 outbreak in Massachusetts concluded that vaccinated people who got so-called breakthrough infections carried about the same amount of the coronavirus as those who did not get the shots. Health officials on Friday released details of that… Continue reading Vaccinated people can carry as much virus as others: Study

White House vibe returns to hugging, no masks

WASHINGTON — There’s a new vibe at the White House of late — hugs are in. Masks are mostly out. The recent relaxation in federal guidance about wearing masks and distancing comes after more people have been vaccinated. The White House is taking on the look and feel of pre-pandemic days. More West Wing staffers… Continue reading White House vibe returns to hugging, no masks

When do I still need to wear a mask?

NEW YORK (AP) — When do I still need to wear a mask? It depends, mostly on whether or not you’re vaccinated. If you’re fully vaccinated, the latest guidance from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says you no longer need to wear a mask or physically distance in most situations. That includes… Continue reading When do I still need to wear a mask?

Fully vaccinated people are at low-risk from travel, CDC says

NEW YORK (AP) — Add travel to the activities vaccinated Americans can safely enjoy again, according to new U.S. guidance issued on Friday. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention updated its guidance to say fully vaccinated people can travel within the U.S. without getting tested for the coronavirus or going into quarantine afterward. Still,… Continue reading Fully vaccinated people are at low-risk from travel, CDC says

Can I still spread the coronavirus after I’m vaccinated?

NEW YORK (AP) — It’s possible. Experts say the risk is low, but are still studying how well the shots blunt the spread of the virus. The current vaccines are highly effective at preventing people from getting seriously sick with COVID-19. But even if vaccinated people don’t get sick, they might still get infected without… Continue reading Can I still spread the coronavirus after I’m vaccinated?

Fully vaccinated people can gather without masks indoors, should still avoid travel: U.S. says

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – People who have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19 can meet without masks indoors in small groups with others who have been inoculated but should avoid non-essential travel and continue to wear face-coverings in public, the Biden administration said on Monday. In a long-awaited update of its guidance for behaviors to prevent the… Continue reading Fully vaccinated people can gather without masks indoors, should still avoid travel: U.S. says

Can I stop wearing a mask after getting a COVID-19 vaccine?

Can I stop wearing a mask after getting a COVID-19 vaccine? No. For a couple reasons, masks and social distancing will still be recommended for some time after people are vaccinated. To start, the first coronavirus vaccines require two shots; Pfizer’s second dose comes three weeks after the first and Moderna’s comes after four weeks.… Continue reading Can I stop wearing a mask after getting a COVID-19 vaccine?