US President Joe Biden has said he is considering introducing mandatory vaccines for federal government employees. “That’s under consideration now,” Biden said when asked by a reporter if the government was considering such a requirement.
Biden said in a news release next Thursday that he will provide more information about how he plans to vaccinate more Americans. “While most American adults are vaccinated, many are not yet. While we’ve seen an increase in vaccinations in recent days, we still need to do a better job.”
Biden also commented on an announcement from the CDC, the US alternative to RIVM. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention advises that in parts of the United States where the number of coronavirus infections is increasing, vaccinated people should start wearing masks again indoors.
The institute also reports new information about the delta variant of the virus. The CDC also recommends that all teachers, staff, students, and school visitors wear masks, regardless of their vaccination status. Biden said he hopes all Americans who live in areas designated by the CDC will follow the advice. He said he would if he visited those areas.
In Los Angeles and St. Louis, it was previously recommended that masks be worn again indoors due to the high rate of infection and hospitalizations. Most new infections and hospitalizations in the United States are among unvaccinated people. But a so-called superinfection can occur in people who have been vaccinated. In general, people receive milder complaints in such a case.
Beginning in mid-September, New York City officials are also being required to vaccinate or test for the coronavirus weekly. California also wants to introduce a similar rule.
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