His comments came hours after the CDC announced that people who are fully vaccinated against Covid-19 do not need to wear masks or practice social distancing indoors or outdoors, except under certain circumstances.
Reportedly, the updated guidance will no longer state that fully vaccinated people need to wear masks in crowded outdoor spaces.
"The rule is very simple: get vaccinated or wear a mask until you do", Biden said.
"I think it's a great milestone, a great day", Biden said, speaking from the Rose Garden.
"You've endured all this". Masks are also still advised for planes and other public transport.
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Un chiffre qui risque d'augmenter avec de nouvelles livraisons attendues en mai et en juin. Attal, alors que près de 19 millions de premières doses de vaccin ont déjà été injectées.
Dr. Rochelle Walensky, the director of the CDC, announced the new guidance on Thursday afternoon at a White House briefing, saying the long-awaited change is thanks to millions of people getting vaccinated - and based on the latest science about how well those shots are working.
"If you are not fully vaccinated you are not fully protected".
In the Washington area, a spokesman for the region's Metro transit system noted that the transportation mask mandate is a federal order and reiterated that masks are still required in buses and rail cars.
And Walensky warned that those who are immunocompromised should speak to their doctors before putting down their masks.
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CDC says fully vaccinated people can ditch indoor masks, physical distancing
It could ease restrictions for reopening workplaces, schools, and other venues. It marked a major step back toward pre-pandemic life in the US.
The announcement comes as new cases have continued to fall to their lowest rate since last September. Test positivity rates are also at the lowest point since the pandemic began last March.
The announcement came amid mounting public pressure nationwide and in California, where almost 50% of the population has received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine and coronavirus case rates have dropped dramatically. More than 117 million Americans are fully vaccinated.
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President Joe Biden has set a 4 July goal of vaccinating 70% of Americans with at least one jab. While this may serve as an incentive for some people to get vaccinated, that is not the goal.
The CDC said that new data collected in the past two weeks showed that vaccines "work in the real world, they stand up to the variants, and vaccinated people are less likely to transmit the virus".
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Anthony Fauci that she stopped a woman in New York City, who like King was vaccinated, but was still wearing a mask outside. Newly updated recommendations from the CDC for when to wear a mask. "I always considered the CDC to be the gold standard".