Anthony Fauci, the nation’s top infectious disease expert, says the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) could soon release more relaxed safety recommendations for people who have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19.
In an interview with CNN’s Alisyn Camerota, Fauci said the CDC will likely issue guidance after agency officials “sit down, talk about it, look at the data and then come out with a recommendation based on the science.”
Fauci, who also serves as President Biden’s chief medical adviser, said that for fully vaccinated individuals, “common sense tells you that, in fact, you don’t have to be as stringent in your public health measures,” but added, “we want to get firm recommendations from the CDC, which I believe will be coming soon.”
Fauci went on to say that the CDC “started off with an important recommendation,” by announcing earlier this month that people who have been fully vaccinated no longer need to quarantine if they are exposed to someone who is infected with COVID-19.
The CDC said the new guidance applies only to those who have had both doses of either the Pfizer or Moderna vaccines — the shots currently available to the U.S. public.
The agency also said that at least two weeks must have passed since the second dose was administered, as studies have shown that full immunity is not built up until a couple of weeks after completing the vaccine regi... (Read more)
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