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Union representing US food, retail workers calls for national mask mandate
A US union representing 1.3 million food and retail workers on Tuesday called for a national mask mandate in the face of rising Covid cases, arguing that new guidance from federal health officials does not go far enough.”A national mask mandate is the only way we can finally take control of this virus and every retail CEO in the country must recognize that now is the time for all of us to mask up so we can keep our economy open and communities safe,” the United Food and Commercial Workers said in a statement, saying that the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s new mask guidance does not go far enough.
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Biden says masking, vaccinations are best ways to avoid lockdowns
US President Joe Biden said on Tuesday that more masking and vaccinations in areas impacted by the Delta variant of the coronavirus were the best ways to avoid the type of lockdowns the country experienced last year.
Masking students is inconvenient, but it will allow them to learn and be with their classmates with the best available protection: Biden
Biden hopes all Americans who live in areas covered by the new CDC guidance will follow it; he will when he travels to those areas
More vaccinations and mask wearing in the areas most impacted by Delta variant will enable US to avoid the kind of lockdowns it faced in 2020: Biden
Biden says US must ‘do better’ on vaccinations as mask guidelines tightened
Biden says his administration is considering whether to require federal employees to vaccinate against Covid
CDC is collecting data on people nationwide to study breakthrough infections; expects to report on data soon: Walensky
Studies suggest the amount of virus in vaccinated people suggests vaccinated people may be able to transmit the virus: Walensky
Studies of rare, ‘breakthrough’ infections in people who are fully vaccinated carry the same amount of virus as unvaccinated people: Walensky
CDC recommends students should return to full-time in person learning in the fall
CDC recommends community leaders encourage vaccination, masking to prevent further outbreaks in areas with high transmission rates
CDC recommends universal indoor masking for teachers, students at K-12 schools regardless of vaccination status
US CDC says that in areas with high Covid-19 transmission rates, it recommends full vaccinated individuals wear masks in public indoor settings to help prevent spread of Delta variant
Data suggests vaccinated people can spread Covid in rare cases: CDC Director Walensky
CDC director says view that Covid-19 can be spread by vaccinated people is based on evidence from several states and other countries
CDC reverses course on indoor masks in some parts of US
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reversed course Tuesday on some masking guidelines, recommending that even vaccinated people return to wearing masks indoors in parts of the U.S. where the coronavirus is surging.Citing new information about the ability of the delta variant to spread among vaccinated people, the CDC also recommended indoor masks for all teachers, staff, students and visitors to schools, regardless of vaccination status.