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Coronavirus: US authorities warn that the Delta variant is as contagious as measles and can be transmitted by those vaccinated

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Employee of a hotel in Washington using the mask

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For some Americans, the recommendation to stop wearing a mask for the fully vaccinated was a mistake that is now paid for.

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) updated its guidance on coronavirus with the recommendation that all people wear face masks in closed areas and other high-risk areas for contagion, regardless of whether they are vaccinated or not.

Previously, the CDC had said that those who were fully vaccinated could avoid the mask indoors. This Friday the reason for this change of position is known.

And it is that new scientific information indicates that the Delta variant, unlike other variants of the SARS-Cov-2 virus, can also be transmitted by vaccinated people.

“The mask recommendation was updated to prevent those in the public who are vaccinated from unknowingly transmitting the virus to others, including loved ones who are not vaccinated or immunocompromised,” the CDC said Friday.

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