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CDC clarifies guidance for summer camps; says US could see sharp COVID-19 decline by July – Colorado Springs, Colorado

Colorado Springs, Colorado 2021-05-06 11:30:38 –

School is almost over and summer is just around the corner.

For those looking forward to summer camps, the CDC has updated guidance for teens and children.

Dr. Rochelle Warrensky, director of the CDC, said vaccinated children should be able to remove their face masks if they are outside.

Pfizer’s double-dose vaccine is available to people over the age of 16, and the FDA is preparing to issue an emergency use authorization to inoculate people aged 12 to 15 with the COVID-19 vaccine.

Earlier guidance from the CDC was criticized for being too restrictive. The child stated that he could only remove the mask if he was eating, drinking or swimming.

Walensky also said new projections for infection rates indicate that the United States could see a sharp decline in COVID-19 cases by July.

“And the model gives us an important reminder, they say that local conditions and new variants in many states, especially if we do not increase the rate of vaccination and we do not maintain the present. We predict that we are at risk of an increase in COVID-19 cases. Mitigation strategies are being implemented until a large number of people are vaccinated. “

In the most optimistic scenario, by the end of July, new weekly cases in the United States could be less than 50,000.

Currently, the CDC reports an average of 350,000 new cases each week.

This story was originally reported on Newsy.com



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