Less than half of the population is fully vaccinated against Govt-19 as infections and infections are on the rise. America is “in the wrong direction” in epidemics.
Oh Warning from Anthony Fossie, White House Adviser on Infectious Diseases, Which predicts that the country’s health crisis will worsen if action is not taken to overcome the situation.
The country with the highest number of deaths since Govt-19 reached 500,000 new cases last week, a significant improvement over the 92,000 recorded in the last week of June.
Although the death rate has dropped to about 3,000 per week – up from 20,000 a few months ago – the spread of the delta variant is out of control in some states. This includes the stagnation of the vaccination program, especially in the most conservative parts of the country.
“It’s really an epidemic among those who have not been vaccinated,” Fauci told CNN last Sunday.
This boom led to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) Tuesday (27) from the U.S. Department of Health to recommend to Americans living in the worst-affected regions Go for applying masks indoors, Even those who have already been vaccinated.
In May, the country’s health authorities announced that masks were no longer needed, with a few exceptions for those who had been completely vaccinated. At the time, epidemiologists warned that the decision was urgent.
“It’s really an epidemic among those who have not been vaccinated,” said Dr. Anthony Fassi – Photo: Reuters
Focus on the issue: Unknown
Earlier this week, Vivek Muthi, the Surgical General and top US spokesman for public health issues, said 99.5% of the recent Govt-19 deaths in the country were unidentified.
Dr. Marcus Flesia, director of the State and Regional Association of Health Workers, told the BBC that the main problem with the increase in infections was concentrated in some parts of the country.
“This is particularly acute in six or seven states. Southeastern states and some Midwestern United States,” Flecia said.
Alabama, Mississippi, Arkansas, Georgia, Tennessee, and Oklahoma are states where less than 40% of the population is fully vaccinated (by contrast, more than 65% are in the Northeast, Vermont and Massachusetts).
Governors of states with low vaccination rates – mostly Republicans – have been skeptical of federal policies to combat the new corona virus since last year.
In Alabama, authorities promote house-to-house vaccination-Photo: Getty Images via BBC
Vaccine rates in the United States Has been practically dysfunctional in recent months.
The United States, until April, had the highest rates of daily dose use Against Govt-19 in the world. But since then, the pace has slowed considerably.
The country has so far vaccinated about 163 million people, about 49% of its population (about 18% under the age of 12, they have no vaccine at all).
Plesia points out that as recent news shows an increase in cases among those who have not been vaccinated, the country has begun to record a “slight increase” in the speed of vaccination.
“We want to see a lot more, but we see an upward trend, which we hear from people [a nova onda de casos] Attracted attention, “There is not much, especially among those who are open to considering the vaccine and those who reject it,” he explains.
In an interview with CNN, Fauci said local leaders in areas with low vaccination rates should do more to persuade people to take doses of the vaccine. There are even places that promote home-to-home vaccination.
Republican governors in Arkansas and Florida – who have been critical of Fauci’s advice in the past – have moved to promote the vaccine.
Propagation of delta variation
The problem that comes with low vaccination rates in some places in the United States Is the propagation of the delta variant.
Infectious than others, the variant spreads more rapidly among people who have not received any vaccine against Govt-19, explains experts in this regard.
Delta Variation Controls Global Epidemic – Photo: Getty Images via BBC
States so far behind in vaccines such as Florida (48.5%) have begun to double or even triple the number of infections and hospitalizations.
Fuci said health officials are evaluating whether to give extra doses to those most vulnerable to the virus, such as those with pre-existing illnesses or the elderly.
Unlike last year, this summer in the United States, people are back on vacation, attending concerts and sporting events, eating at crowded restaurants without wearing masks and without much social distance.
The abandonment of these recommendations progressed rapidly from May 13 until the presidency Joe Biden He said those who have already been fully vaccinated can return to normal life without wearing a mask.
But as the situation in the country began to worsen again, officials began to ask themselves whether it was necessary to resume operations that had recently been abandoned due to the epidemic.
“We see this in Los Angeles, in Chicago, in New Orleans,” Fauci told CNN.
Plasia believes it is a vaccine solution for masks. “This is a firm policy. I mean those who have been vaccinated because we have a lot of good vaccines. They are very effective,” he explained.
“Even in this case (delta variant), it is unlikely that these people will become seriously ill or die in the hospital,” he added.
Fouci said he had participated in discussions with members of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on a new policy on the use of masks, but no decision had been made yet.
Both public officials and unions have begun debating whether vaccination should be a requirement for workers in certain essential activities.
In a joint statement, dozens of medical unions on Sunday spoke out in support of vaccinating workers in need of working in hospitals.
“The vaccine is the key to getting rid of the infection and preventing the resumption of public health activities,” said the letter, signed by 60 associations in the United States.
This week, the Department of Veterans Affairs became the first federal agency in the United States to have its staff – including health professionals – vaccinated against Govt-19.
Although the White House has rejected the imposition of vaccines on public servants, companies are likely to make such a request.
“We definitely support these actions of the hospital associations,” spokeswoman Jen Zhaki said Monday.
Public opinion is divided: according to a political website published this month and a study by Harvard University, 66% of health professionals think they should be vaccinated to work.
With regard to other workers, opinions on whether vaccination is mandatory are almost equally divided.