Return to pre-pandemic life seems close, but Covid-19 confusion remains for many Americans The Biden administration had hoped this week would serve as a moment of celebration with more than 100 million US adults now fully vaccinated and White House officials attempting to wear down vaccine hesitancy by playing up the new-found freedoms for thos North Carolina nixes outdoor mask mandateNorth Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper (D) plans drop the state’s outdoor mask mandate days after federal health experts released new guidance on mask-wearing for those vaccinated against the coronavirus. The CDC changed its mask guidance for vaccinated Americans. Other countries are taking different approaches.With some countries rapidly inoculating their populations against coronavirus, and pandemic fatigue deepening, a common question has reverberated around the world: When can the masks come off? COVID-19: New guidance on what fully vaccinated Americans can do safely without wearing maskPresident Biden said "we've made stunning progress", adding coronavirus cases in the US are "down dramatically". C.D.C. Eases Outdoor Mask Guidance for Vaccinated Americans“Go get the shot,” President Biden declared Tuesday, hailing an easing of federal guidance on outdoor mask wearing as a step toward post-pandemic normalcy. CDC eases mask guidelines for fully vaccinated Americans outdoorsFully vaccinated do not need masks outside when they walk, bike or run alone or with members of their household New CDC guidelines say fully vaccinated Americans don't need to wear masks outside, except in crowded settingsAs of Tuesday, nearly 30% of the U.S. population has been fully vaccinated and more than 42% have received at least one dose, according to CDC data. CDC: Fully vaccinated people don't need to wear masks outsidePresident Biden is expected to address the guidelines later today.