MSN - AP World http://syn2.thecanadianpress.com:8080/mrss/feed/fcf7391a2f354311807f0501c16bde6a MSN - AP World Copyright © 2010-2018 The Canadian Press. All rights reserved. http://www.rssboard.org/rss-specification Thu, 05 Aug 2021 23:13:53 +0000 Biden hails mask guidance: 'Great day for America' http://syn2.thecanadianpress.com:8080/mrss/feed/fcf7391a2f354311807f0501c16bde6a/d45a5e35b7ea403fafc32f0d6bc13643 President Joe Biden celebrated the CDC's new guidance Thursday, easing mask-wearing for fully vaccinated people. Still, Biden called for patience and respect as the nation continues to work to get more shots into arms. (May 13) d45a5e35b7ea403fafc32f0d6bc13643 Thu, 13 May 2021 22:18:33 +0000 SHOTLIST:RESTRICTION SUMMARY:US NETWORK POOLWashington, DC - 13 May 20211. SOUNDBITE (English) Joe Biden, U.S. President: ++SHOT ANGLE SWITCHES AT TOP++"Well, today is a great day for America in our long battle with the coronavirus. Just a few hours ago, the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, the CDC, announced that they are no longer recommending that fully vaccinated people need wear masks. This recommendation holds true whether you are inside or outside. I think it's a great milestone, a great day."2. SOUNDBITE (English) Joe Biden, U.S. President: ++SHOT ANGLE SWITCHES AT TOP++"If you are fully vaccinated, you no longer need to wear a mask. But if you've not been vaccinated or if you're getting a two shot vaccine and you've not gotten your, only had your first shot, but not your second or you haven't waited the full two weeks after your second shot, you still need to wear a mask. Look, we've gotten this far. Please protect yourself until you get to the finish line."3. SOUNDBITE (English) Joe Biden, U.S. President: ++SHOT ANGLE SWITCHES AT TOP++"As fast as we've gone, most people under the age of 65 aren't vaccinated yet. We've opened vaccinations nationally to all adults just four weeks ago. It's going to take a little more time for everyone who wants to get vaccinated to get their shots. So all of us, let's be patient, be patient with one another. You know, some may say I just feel more comfortable continuing to wear a mask. They may feel that way. So if you're someone with a mask, you see them, please treat them with kindness and respect. We've had too much conflict, too much bitterness, too much anger, too much politicization of this issue about wearing a mask. Let's put it to rest. Let's remember, we're all Americans. Let's remember that we are all in this together."++ENDS ON SOUNDBITE++STORYLINE:US President Joe Biden celebrated the new guidance released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Thursday, easing mask-wearing for fully vaccinated people and allowing them to stop wearing masks outdoors in crowds and in most indoor settings."Today is a great day for America," Biden said during a Rose Garden address heralding the CDC's announcement."If you are fully vaccinated, you no longer need to wear a mask," he said, summarizing the new guidance and encouraging more Americans to roll up their sleeves. But he urged those who are not yet vaccinated, or have only received one shot, to continue wearing a mask until they are safe."Look we've gottent this far. Please protect yourself until you get to the finish line," Biden said. "Because as great as this announcement is today, we don't want to let up," he added.Biden praised the American public for helping the country get to this milestone.When your country asked you to get vaccinated, you did. The American people stepped up. You did what I consider to be your patriotic duty," he said.The new guidance still calls for wearing masks in crowded indoor settings like buses, planes, hospitals, prisons and homeless shelters, but it will help clear the way for reopening workplaces, schools, and other venues — even removing the need for social distancing for those who are fully vaccinated.===========================================================Clients are reminded: (i) to check the terms of their licence agreements for use of content outside news programming and that further advice and assistance can be obtained from the AP Archive on: Tel +44 (0) 20 7482 7482 Email: info@aparchive.com(ii) they should check with the applicable collecting society in their Territory regarding the clearance of any sound recording or performance included within the AP Television News service (iii) they have editorial responsibility for the use of all and any content included within the AP Television News service and for libel, privacy, compliance and third party rights applicable to their Territory. President Joe Biden celebrated the CDC's new guidance Thursday, easing mask-wearing for fully vaccinated people. Still, Biden called for patience and respect as the nation continues to work to get more shots into arms. (May 13) Biden hails mask guidance: 'Great day for America'