Nearly 600,000 COVID deaths, the United States continues to promote vaccination | Coronavirus pandemic news
Across the United States, the government is relaxing social distancing rules and relaxing requirements for masks. With the steady decline in COVID-19 cases and the continued progress of the national vaccination campaign, companies are fully reopening business.
However, the coronavirus pandemic has claimed more lives in the United States than any other country in the world. According to statistics from Johns Hopkins University, on Monday, the United States seemed to reach another grim new milestone, with the death toll approaching 600,000.
President Joe Biden said on Monday that despite the decline in the number of cases and hospitalizations across the country, the disease “remains a real tragedy,” with an average of 370 deaths per day.
He begged the unvaccinated Americans to be vaccinated.
“If you are not vaccinated, get vaccinated. Get vaccinated as soon as possible,” Biden said at a press conference at the NATO summit in Brussels, Belgium.
“To defeat this virus, we still have more work to do. Now is not the time to relax our vigilance.”
According to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the current weekly average of new cases of the disease is 13,997, which is more than 94% reduce Back from the peak in January.
According to the CDC, more than 64% of American adults have received the vaccine at least once. Biden hopes to reach 70% July 4, To catch up with Independence Day.
However, with the decrease in COVID-19 cases across the United States, there are still risks in vaccine-lagging areas. Officials are concerned about the possible increase in Delta variants. Health officials believe that this is more than just Transmissibility increased by 60%.
The United States currently has an average of 1.1 million injections per day, which is lower than the average of 3 million injections Jab One day in April.
The data also shows that this disease has exacerbated existing inequalities in the United States.
The CDC adjusts for population age differences and estimates that the population of Native Americans, Latinos, and Blacks exceeds 2 Times It is more likely to die of COVID-19 than white people.
Currently, the reopening plan is based on vaccination rates, which vary from state to state, and continue to include regulations for wearing masks, at least indoors.
On Monday, Vermont became the latest state to lift all remaining restrictions, after Governor Phil Scott stated that the state has reached the milestone of 80% of eligible residents receiving at least one dose of the vaccine.
On Monday, Vice President Kamala Harris (Kamala Harris) visited a vaccine mobilization campaign in South Carolina and launched a nationwide campaign to vaccinate millions of Americans. South Carolina is the southern state of several vaccines. One of the states where the vaccination rate is still very low.
“They are safe and free,” Harris said of vaccines. “They were checked, it’s that simple,” she said.
White House efforts include summer sprints Incentives And a series of new measures to remove barriers and make vaccines more attractive to unvaccinated people.
And Monday Novax Said that its COVID-19 vaccine is more than 90% effective, including a variant in a large late-stage clinical trial in the United States.
The company said that research on nearly 30,000 volunteers in the United States and Mexico enables Novavax to apply for emergency authorization in the United States and elsewhere in the third quarter of 2021.
The company said that Novavax is expected to produce 100 million doses per month by the end of the third quarter of 2021 and 150 million doses per month in the fourth quarter of 2021.