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Nearly a third of Americans are fully vaccinated. But one thing could still delay our return to normal

May 3, 2021. Summarized by summa-bot.

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Customers dine on the outdoor patio of Balthazar restaurant in New York, U.S., on Tuesday, April 27, 2021. When the pandemic emptied NYC's streets last year, some declared it dead. But after a terrible, painful year, it's now defying those declarations. Photographer: Paul Frangipane/Bloomberg via Getty Images

As more US state leaders announce hopeful timelines for a return to normalcy, one expert says there's something that could delay how quickly we get there.

The CDC issued new guidance last week saying fully vaccinated people can unmask at small outdoor gatherings or when dining outside with friends from multiple households -- activities the agency said unvaccinated people still need to wear a mask for.

We need to get our young people vaccinated,'" Justice said in a statement.

That point was also recently made by National Institutes of Health Director Dr. Francis Collins who said the long-term consequences of Covid-19 for young people can be "quite serious. "

"Long Covid represents one more reason to encourage everyone age 16 and over to get vaccinated as quickly as possible," Collins said.

"The overwhelming majority of our new COVID-19 cases are from people who have not yet been vaccinated," Gov. Kate Brown said in a statement.

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