WHO urges caution over removing mask mandate for vaccinated people
May 14 2021 04:45 PM
White House Chief of Staff Ron Klain, Senior Advisor to the President Anita Dunn, Press Secretary Je
White House Chief of Staff Ron Klain, Senior Advisor to the President Anita Dunn, Press Secretary Jen Psaki, Communications Director Katherine Bedingfield and other staff members stand without protective face masks in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington yesterday.

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The World Health Organization on Friday said local conditions needed to be taken into account if a country is planning to allow vaccinated people not to wear masks in public.
"In the instance of a country that wishes to take away a mask mandate ... that should only be done in the context of considering both the intensity of transmission in the area and the level of vaccine coverage," WHO's top emergency expert, Mike Ryan, told a virtual briefing in Geneva.
The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on Thursday advised that fully vaccinated people did not need to wear masks outdoors and could avoid wearing them indoors in most places.



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