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  • sharon sanders
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    from the Singapore MoH:


    18. The recent cases illustrate that vaccination may not eliminate the risks of infection completely. However it provides significant protection against infections and helps to reduce the severity of the disease and onward transmission. Vaccination thus remains a key enabler and its ability to help us re-open safely can only be felt when we achieve a high level of population coverage for vaccination. Hence, we urge everyone to be vaccinated when it is offered to you. Observe all safe management measures, see a doctor, and get tested if you feel unwell. It is only together, that we can emerge stronger and safer.

    https://www.moh.gov.sg/news-highligh...smission-14May

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    hat tip Michael Coston


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    • May 14, 2021, 5:57 a.m. ET
    SINGAPORE ? Singapore said on Friday that it would ban dining in restaurants and gatherings of more than two people to try to stem a rise in coronavirus cases, becoming the latest Asian nation to reintroduce restrictions after keeping the illness mostly in check for months.

    The new measures came after the city-state recorded 34 new cases on Thursday, a small number by global standards, but part of a rise in infections traced to vaccinated workers at Singapore Changi Airport.

    The airport outbreak began with an 88-year-old member of the airport cleaning crew who was fully vaccinated but who tested positive for the virus on May 5. Co-workers who then became infected later visited an airport food court, where they transmitted the virus to other customers, officials said.

    more...

    Singapore Brings In New Covid Restrictions After Airport Outbreak - The New York Times (nytimes.com)

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  • Emily
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    Just want to put this CDC guidance from the first post in red, too. A man in Chicago died because he did not get guidance informing him that his type of blood cancer gave him a poor chance of getting immunity from even a good vaccine.

    If you have a condition or are taking medications that weaken your immune system, you may NOT be fully protected even if you are fully vaccinated. Talk to your healthcare provider. Even after vaccination, you may need to continue taking all precautions.

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  • sharon sanders
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    Please see:

    CDC plans to drop mask requirements for fully vaccinated people

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  • sharon sanders
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    THIS IS NOT MEDICAL ADVICE. IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS ABOUT COVID-19, OR ANY MEDICAL CONDITION, CONSULT YOUR MEDICAL PRACTITIONER.

    Disclosure: I am fully vaccinated.


    Let's look at this logically:

    1) The U.S. population is really pandemic fatigued. Everyone is doing their "own thing" now. Masks are very unpopular.
    2) COVID-19 is an airborne respiratory disease.
    3) Masks can help stop disease spread via aerosols.
    4) There is a lot we still do not know about COVID-19 - including variants like the 1.6.1.7. series that originated in India.
    5) Vaccination does not guarantee anything. It is only ONE TOOL in the public health toolbox. You still have to be cautious - even if you are vaccinated.


    Please still use caution. Watch local and world events.

    As we have said since the beginning - you will have to take care of you.

    Use your common sense.

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  • CDC relaxes mask guidance for fully vaccinated people - May 13, 2021

    My bolding in red.


    When You?ve Been Fully Vaccinated


    How to Protect Yourself and Others

    Updated May 13, 2021

    Choosing Safer Activities
    • If you are fully vaccinated, you can resume activities that you did prior to the pandemic.
    • Fully vaccinated people can resume activities without wearing a mask or physically distancing, except where required by federal, state, local, tribal, or territorial laws, rules, and regulations, including local business and workplace guidance.
    • If you haven?t been vaccinated yet, find a vaccine.

    Safer Activities

    COVID-19 vaccines are effective at protecting you from getting sick. Based on what we know about COVID-19 vaccines, people who have been fully vaccinated can start to do some things that they had stopped doing because of the pandemic.

    These recommendations can help you make decisions about daily activities after you are fully vaccinated. They are not intended for healthcare settings.


    Have You Been Fully Vaccinated?


    In general, people are considered fully vaccinated: ?
    • 2 weeks after their second dose in a 2-dose series, such as the Pfizer or Moderna vaccines, or
    • 2 weeks after a single-dose vaccine, such as Johnson & Johnson?s Janssen vaccine

    If you don?t meet these requirements, regardless of your age, you are NOT fully vaccinated. Keep taking all precautions until you are fully vaccinated.

    If you have a condition or are taking medications that weaken your immune system, you may NOT be fully protected even if you are fully vaccinated. Talk to your healthcare provider. Even after vaccination, you may need to continue taking all precautions.


    What You Can Start to Do


    If you?ve been fully vaccinated:
    • You can resume activities that you did prior to the pandemic.
    • You can resume activities without wearing a mask or staying 6 feet apart, except where required by federal, state, local, tribal, or territorial laws, rules, and regulations, including local business and workplace guidance.
    • If you travel in the United States, you do not need to get tested before or after travel or self-quarantine after travel.
    • You need to pay close attention to the situation at your international destination before traveling outside the United States.
      • You do NOT need to get tested before leaving the United States unless your destination requires it.
      • You still need to show a negative test result or documentation of recovery from COVID-19 before boarding an international flight to the United States.
      • You should still get tested 3-5 days after international travel.
      • You do NOT need to self-quarantine after arriving in the United States.
    • If you?ve been around someone who has COVID-19, you do not need to stay away from others or get tested unless you have symptoms.
      • However, if you live or work in a correctional or detention facility or a homeless shelter and are around someone who has COVID-19, you should still get tested, even if you don?t have symptoms.
    What You Should Keep Doing


    For now, if you?ve been fully vaccinated:
    • You will still need to follow guidance at your workplace and local businesses.
    • If you travel, you should still take steps to protect yourself and others. You will still be required to wear a mask on planes, buses, trains, and other forms of public transportation traveling into, within, or out of the United States, and in U.S. transportation hubs such as airports and stations. Fully vaccinated international travelers arriving in the United States are still required?to get tested within 3 days of their flight (or show documentation of recovery from COVID-19 in the past 3 months) and should still get tested 3-5 days after their trip.
    • You should still watch out for symptoms of COVID-19, especially if you?ve been around someone who is sick. If you have symptoms of COVID-19, you should get tested and stay home and away from others.
    • People who have a condition or are taking medications that weaken the immune system, should talk to their healthcare provider to discuss their activities. They may need to keep taking all precautions to prevent COVID-19.
    What We Know
    • COVID-19 vaccines are effective at preventing COVID-19 disease, especially severe illness and death.
    • COVID-19 vaccines reduce the risk of people spreading COVID-19.
    What We?re Still Learning
    • How effective the vaccines are against variants of the virus that causes COVID-19. Early data show the vaccines may work against some variants but could be less effective against others.
    • How well the vaccines protect people with weakened immune systems, including people who take immunosuppressive medications.
    • How long COVID-19 vaccines can protect people.

    As we know more, CDC will continue to update our recommendations for both vaccinated and unvaccinated people.

    Want to learn more about these recommendations? Read our expanded Interim Public Health Recommendations for Fully Vaccinated People.
    ? This guidance applies to COVID-19 vaccines currently authorized for emergency use by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration: Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna, and Johnson and Johnson (J&J)/Janssen COVID-19 vaccines. This guidance can also be applied to COVID-19 vaccines that have been authorized for emergency use by the World Health Organization (e.g. AstraZeneca/Oxford).
    Related Pages
    Last Updated May 13, 2021


    https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019...accinated.html
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