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Biden: Coronavirus Vaccinations Are Path to More Normal Fourth of July

Biden: Coronavirus Vaccinations Are Path to More Normal Fourth of July

President Joe Biden on Tuesday reiterated his goal of seeing a more normal July 4th amid the coronavirus pandemic, saying that vaccinations will be the path for getting there.

Biden said that everyone who has gotten a coronavirus vaccine was doing their “patriotic duty, helping us get on the path to Independence Day.” Over 29% of the U.S. population is fully vaccinated, according to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.”Next week, I’ll be laying out the path ahead to continue our fight against COVID-19, to get us to July 4th,” Biden said outside the White House. “This is our target date to get life in America closer to normal and begin to celebrate our independence from the virus together with our friends and our loved ones as we celebrate Independence Day.”

The CDC on Tuesday took a step toward that new normal by relaxing its mask guidance.

“The bottom line is clear,” Biden said of the new guidance. “If you’re vaccinated, you can do more things, more safely, both outdoors as well as indoors.”

The guidance relaxes mask recommendations for both vaccinated and unvaccinated people. Fully vaccinated people can resume most outdoor activities without a mask, while unvaccinated people can participate in some outdoor activities without a mask, like exercising with household members. Both vaccinated and unvaccinated people still need to wear masks in crowded outdoor settings like concerts and in indoor situations.

Biden painted the relaxed guidance as a reason to get vaccinated.

“So for those who haven’t gotten their vaccination yet, especially if you’re younger or thinking you don’t need it, this is another great reason to go get vaccinated now,” Biden said.

When Biden, who is fully vaccinated, was asked why he wore a mask to the podium to speak outdoors, he responded: “Watch me take it off and not put it back on until I get inside.”

News Source: US News

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