Former HHS official applauds ‘data-driven’ easing of CDC masks steering

Former health and social worker Dr. Mario Ramirez cheered President Joe BidenSupporting the masking of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Updates on Tuesday.

“I think the president made the right point today, namely that today’s guidance is not about politics, but rather a data-driven recommendation based on how these vaccines behave in the wild,” said Ramirez.

The CDC said fully vaccinated people can exercise and participate small outdoor gatherings to wear without a face mask. Biden The new recommendations underscore the progress the US has made in the fight against Covid.

Ramirez, a former HHS Pandemic and Emerging Threat Coordinator in the Office of Global Affairs, told CNBCs “The News with Shepard Smith” While the US is leaning in the right direction on vaccination, officials must run an “persistent messaging campaign” to convince skeptical Americans to vaccinate.

In the United States, 232 million vaccine shots were reportedly put into guns CDC data43% of the total population received at least one dose, and nearly 20% of the country is fully vaccinated.

Dr. Peter Hotez told “The News with Shepard Smith” on Friday that daylight saving time might be in the United States Return to pre-Covid-19 normal when 75% to 80% of the US population is vaccinated.

Ramirez said improving vaccine convenience will be another helpful step in getting more Americans vaccinated.

“One of the things we’re looking forward to this fall is whether vaccine makers can actually pool a flu and a coronavirus vaccine together. If we can, it will go a long way toward improving vaccine uptake,” he said Ramirez.