CDC defends new COVID-19 guidelines

The nation’s top health officials defended new guidelines that say fully vaccinated individuals do not need to wear masks.
2:18 | 05/16/21

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Here at home and Americans are trying to readjust to the idea of a mask free world in so many locations. Hearing work crowds gathering in Central Park on a beautiful spring day. The subway set to resume 24 hour service starting tomorrow here's ABC's Trevor alt. From New York. Tonight the country's top health officials defending guidance that the fully vaccinated do not need to Wear masks in most settings we are asking people are to take their health and to their own hands to get vaccinated. And if they don't then they continue to be at risk if in fact this serves as an incentive. For people to get vaccinated all the better I hope it does actually. More than 200 million Americans are not yet fully vaccinated now the nation's largest nurses' union saying they're outraged by the changing recommendations. Been on the honor system. Is ludicrous we're concerned that we will see another surge end. This pan them. Some business owners are worried they'll have to police their customers are asked for proof of vaccination would that had several people that they got a little. Irate when we tell Mecca where Mac apply toward this trying to protect everybody at least nine states banning so called vaccine passport. In with the CDC saying new guidance on masks at schools in summer camps is coming soon would it. Younger Americans are rolling up their sleeves high product pediatric and then we got here. Right way that Martin more than 3000012. To eighteen year old already getting at least one shot. It was summer break just weeks away teen ambassadors here in Philadelphia. Pushing that message churches and schools. I think that has seen it is to reach attitude it is because it way more closely to. Teens try to spread the word Trevor all joins us now from New York where another headline tonight is that in nineteen Yankee staff member has tested positive but Trevor the CDC says since eight of the nine are reportedly asymptomatic. So these are signs of the vaccines are working. Of adrenaline the all nine were reportedly vaccinated only one has experience he bids bio symptom the CBC is stressing you breakthrough infections are going to happen. But the vaccines help protect against serious illness and anyone who does still get it that it is. Is unlikely. It passed and. But these Trevor thanks so much.

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