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10 Things in Politics: Masks off

Business Insider | 14/05/2021 05:16 PM | Click to read full article

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's recommendation that the roughly 118 million Americans who are fully vaccinated can almost entirely ditch their masks and stop social distancing is the biggest move yet to moving past the pandemic in the US.

This doesn't mean mask mandates will end immediately. There never was a sweeping federal mask mandate, so some states and cities were already phasing out their requirements before the announcement, and others may soon follow.