The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends that face masks be used universally indoors as Covid-19 hospitalizations and deaths shake the country.
The CDC on Friday released its latest morbidity and mortality report, in which health officials expanded the public health guidelines recommended amid the epidemic.
The agency has long urged Americans to wear appropriate face masks, but Friday’s recommendation specifically asked people not to wear a mask anywhere outside the individual’s home.
He asked community leaders to issue “guidelines or guidelines that make it mandatory to use face masks in general in an indoor (non-household) environment”.
“Consistent and correct use of face masks is a public health strategy that is critical to reducing the spread of SARS-CoV-2 in the airway,” the report said, noting that an estimated 50% of new infections are transmitted by asymptomatic people.
CDC on Friday recommended universal face mask for Americans anywhere outside the home
The CDC has called on Americans to wear appropriate face masks, but Friday’s recommendation specifically asked people not to mask anywhere outside the individual’s home.
The CDC on Wednesday reminded its Twitter followers to wear appropriate face masks when the U.S. Covid-19 epidemic stretches into winter.
On Nov. 30, the CDC announced that national forecasts predicted between 9,500 and 19,500 new Covid-19 deaths in the week ending Dec. 26.
The CDC warned that the United States has reached a “high-level transmission phase,” supported by a number of factors.
With the onset of winter weather, Americans will spend several times on doors, and there is a danger that households will get mixed up during the holiday season. The Covid-19 epidemic also crashed into the flu season, prompting experts to acquire a windless disease that could confuse the United States.
“Convincing evidence today supports the benefits of tissue masks both in controlling the source (to protect others) and, to a lesser extent, in protecting the wearer,” the report said.
He added that face masks are most critical in indoor and outdoor areas when adequate social distance of the six feet cannot be maintained.
Face masks should be used in households if a member is infected or potentially exposed to the virus.
People in line are waiting to test Covid-19 at the Annov School Covid-19 test center in Newark, New Jersey.
The report stressed the importance of mitigation efforts to combat the spread of Covid-19 and suggested that communities make plans to spread the face mask.
It then follows that President-elect Joe Biden on Thursday revealed that he is asking all Americans to wear a face mask for up to 100 days in his office.
On the first day they’re installed, I’m going to ask the public for 100 days to disguise – just 100 days to disguise. Not forever, ”Biden told CNN’s Jake Tapper on Thursday.
“And I think we’re going to see a significant decline,” in COVID cases, when that happens – he said.
Biden urged Americans to wear the face mask, even hinting he could give a national mandate to fight the disease.
He recently offered the position of Dr. Anthony Fauci, an infectious disease expert, senior medical advisor to the White House Coronavirus Task Force, who also advocated wearing universal masks.
President-elect Joe Biden (pictured) on Thursday revealed that he is asking all Americans to wear a face mask in his office for up to 100 days.
The CDC has asked Americans to postpone or cancel holiday travel plans amid the pandemic, saying it could increase the number of cases. Pictured: A man greets his daughter at O’Hare International Airport in Chicago
CDC director Robert Redfield called face masks “the most important, most effective public health tool” in September, while research suggests wearing one could prevent economic problems.
Goldman Sachs reported in June that placing a national mandate could remove foreclosure restrictions and result in economic savings of about $ 1 trillion.
A CDC report on Friday also recommended that Americans continue to socially distance themselves, avoid non-essential gatherings, increase the testing process and postpone travel.
The agency argued against pre-Thanksgiving travel last month, but on that day, 6.3 million flew, 48 million driven and 350,000 traveled by train due to holiday plans.4
Since the holiday travel season began on November 20, about one million Americans have traveled daily by plane.
‘Travel increases the likelihood of SARS-CoV-2 exposure and infection and can relocate infection between communities. Postponing the trip is the best way to reduce this risk, ”the report said.
For those planning a trip, the CDC recommended taking a Covid-19 test after the trip and quarantining it for a week.
“Testing does not eliminate all risks and should be combined with other recommended public health strategies,” the CDC wrote.
On November 30, the CDC announced that national forecasts predict between 9,500 and 19,500 new Covid-19 deaths in the week ending December 26th.
It is projected that 303-239,000 Covid-19 deaths will be confirmed in the United States by then.
By Friday, the country had registered more than 14 million confirmed cases, 269,700 deaths and hospitalization at 101,279.
Hospital care shows steady growth in Covidtracking, with only 52,166 per com on Nov. 4.
More than 19,800 citizens are being admitted to ICUs and 6,999 are currently being placed on ventilators.
Deaths across the country also rose, after falling briefly on November 29 with 803 new daily deaths. On Friday, that number was 2,563.
With the exception of March, the country’s least daily death toll occurred on July 5, at just 207. By August 5, that number had risen to 1,360 deaths.