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Biden Talks Up Benefits of Vaccines After New Mask Guidance

  • Families can gather indoors, even if some aren’t vaccinated
  • CDC still recommends masks at large gatherings and at work
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Fully-Vaccinated Can Go Unmasked in Outdoor Settings: CDC
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President Joe Biden urged Americans hesitant to be vaccinated against Covid-19 to reconsider, pointing to new U.S. guidance that inoculated people can socialize outdoors without masks.

“Beginning today, gathering with a group of friends in a park, going for a picnic, as long as you are vaccinated and outdoors, you can do it without a mask,” Biden said Tuesday at the White House. “If you’re vaccinated, you can do more things, more safely, both outdoors as well as indoors.”