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Biden expected to announce new CDC guidelines for wearing masks outdoors if vaccinated

President Biden is poised to announce less-stringent public health recommendations on wearing masks outdoors for Americans who are fully vaccinated against COVID-19.

The Centers for Disease Control is expected to make the announcement on Tuesday but it remains unclear exactly what the wording of the new recommendations will be or what they say about unvaccinated people, CNN reported, citing three White House officials.

Biden hopes to make the feel-good announcement when he gives the nation an update on the coronavirus pandemic fight.

The speech will come a day before the newly minted president addresses a joint session of Congress, a key milestone as he puts a stamp on a successful first 100 days in office later this week.

More than half of American adults have received at least one vaccine dose, and President Joe Biden this week celebrated eclipsing 200 million doses administered since taking office. He also acknowledged entering a new phase to bolster outreach and overcome hesitancy including states like Michigan.

The Wolverine State has become the current national hotspot for COVID-19 infections and hospitalizations at a time when more than half the U.S. adult population has been vaccinated and other states have seen the virus diminish substantially.

Source (Ny Daily news)

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