Eye Opener: Questions surround new CDC guidelines on masks

Eye Opener: Questions surround new CDC guidelines on masks – CBS News Watch CBSN Live Confusion and controversy surround the CDC’s updated guidelines that allow people fully vaccinated against COVID-19 to shed masks in most indoor settings. Also, the crisis in the Middle East continues to escalate. All that and all that matters in today’s […]

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CDC guidance prompts states, retail stores to lift mask mandates

CDC guidance prompts states, retail stores to lift mask mandates – CBS News Watch CBSN Live There are signs that life is returning back to pre-pandemic normalcy. As many as 18 states have announced plans to drop public mask mandates either immediately or in the weeks to come. But others, such as California, New York […]

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Walmart drops masks for vaccinated shoppers and workers. Other retailers say “not so fast.”

Businesses large and small are grappling with how to adapt to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s surprise guidance on Thursday that Americans who are vaccinated against COVID-19 can hang up their masks. The CDC’s announcement that people who are fully vaccinated can go maskless indoors is leaving companies across the country scrambling over how to […]

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Americans have few options to prove they’re fully vaccinated

Outside of a handful of states that have poured resources into piloting so-called “vaccine passport” type systems, most Americans still have few options to prove whether they are fully vaccinated against COVID-19. If you got your COVID-19 vaccine from providers like Los Angeles County or Walmart, you can download a record of your doses to […]

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Drug executive emails mocked Appalachians as “pillbillies”

Charleston, West Virginia — Emails to and from a drug company executive presented at a landmark West Virginia trial against three large opioid distributors used terms like “pillbillies” to mock Appalachians, according to a published report. The emails were presented Thursday in the civil case brought by Cabell County and the city of Huntington that accuses […]

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Don’t want to stop wearing your mask? Psychotherapist says they give a sense of security

Although fully vaccinated people no longer have to wear face masks in many situations, the comforting qualities that mask-wearing offers some people may make them think twice before ditching their face coverings entirely.  “There is a way that the mask hides your feelings,” psychotherapist Kathryn Smerling said in an interview on CBSN. “It does give you […]

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Delta first major U.S. airline to require new hires be vaccinated

Delta Air Lines will require all new hires in the U.S. to be immunized against COVID-19, the carrier announced Friday, calling vaccines “safe, effective and essential to the future of the airline and our world.” The Atlanta-based airline noted its progress toward herd immunity within its own workforce, with 60% of its roughly 74,000 employees […]

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Vaccinated Americans have CDC’s OK to de-mask. Businesses say not so fast.

Businesses large and small are grappling with how to adapt to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s surprise guidance on Thursday that Americans who are vaccinated against COVID-19 can hang up their masks. The CDC’s announcement that people who are fully vaccinated can go maskless indoors is leaving companies to scramble over how to align the […]

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