Joe Biden says children under 12 likely to have to wear masks at school and vaccines could be approved by autumn

us President Joe Biden said on Wednesday that children under the age of 12 will have to wear masks in school and Vaccines For them to possibly be approved by autumn.

US President, responding to concerned parents about school safety at a town hall Cincinnati, Ohio, said CDC likely to advise children who haven’t been vaccinated against COVID-19 They should wear masks when they return to school from summer vacation in the fall.

Mr. Biden speaking at an event organized by LOVEBYLIFE News, said the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) “is going to say what you should do is that everyone under the age of 12 wear a mask to school. That’s probably what’s going to happen.”

However, he added that children over the age of 12 who were able to get the vaccine “should not wear a mask.” He said children under the age of 12 would be able to be vaccinated “soon”.

“Soon, in the sense that I don’t tell a scientist what they should do. I don’t intervene. So, they’re just doing the test, testing now, and making decisions now,” he told LOVEBYLIFE was quoted as saying.

“Hopefully – they’re not promising me a specific date – but my hope is talking to the group of scientists we’ve put together … is that sometime, maybe at the start of the school year, August At the end of, beginning September, October, they would get final approval saying that (the US Food and Drug Administration) said, ‘No, that’s it. That’s good.'”

“Mom or dad being honest about whether or not Johnny vaccinated will be tough in this case,” he said.

In the past few weeks, there has been an increase in the number of Covid-19 cases in the country with nearly 550,000 infections in the last four weeks. As of July 15, the US has given more than 341 million doses of 41 coronavirus Vaccines But in some areas, vaccination efforts are slowing due to suspicion and misinformation.

The requirement to wear masks to control the spread of COVID-19 had become a major political issue in the country since the start of the pandemic. Former President Donald Trump and other Republicans have pushed back on advice from health officials, who said wearing a mask helps stop the spread of the virus.

The CDC recommends that if a child is two years of age or older, parents should ensure that the child wears a mask in a public setting and takes other steps to protect themselves.

“To set an example, you can also choose to wear a mask. If your child is younger than two years old or cannot wear a mask, limit visits with people who have not been vaccinated or whose immunization status is unknown and keep distance in public between your child and others Keep it

However, the CDC’s recommendations are not binding and school mask requirements will be decided on a district-by-district basis.

Additional reporting by agencies

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