As Delta cases increase, Joe Biden urges new Covid vaccination
Joe Biden urged more Americans to get the Covid-19 vaccine on Tuesday as cases across the United States began to rise again, mainly due to Delta variant.
The President of the United States announced a series of measures to encourage vaccination because officials said the virus may spread in areas with low vaccination rates in the country.
Biden’s warning comes from the highly-spread delta variant Swept the UK, Its vaccination rate is similar to that of the United States, causing a surge in cases there.
The death rate in the UK is still low, but US officials have Been warned in recent days In some areas of the United States, low vaccination rates make them particularly vulnerable to a new wave of infections.
“Millions of Americans are still unvaccinated and unprotected. Because of this, their communities are at risk, their friends are at risk, and the people they care about are at risk,” Bye Den said on Tuesday. “Because of the Delta variant, this is a bigger problem.”
The United States now records an average of about 13,000 new cases every day, up from more than 11,000 cases two weeks ago. Health officials worry that areas with low vaccination rates will become hotspots, which could lead to a surge in hospitalizations and further mutations as the virus continues to spread.
According to the “Financial Times” analysis, in Missouri, Delta Air Lines accounts for about 90% of the new coronavirus infection cases, and the surge in cases has forced some hospitals to transfer patients to other institutions. A hospital said it faced a temporary shortage of ventilators during the Independence Day weekend.
Approximately 39% of the population in Missouri was vaccinated.
Rochelle Varensky, head of the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, said last week that the vaccination rate in 1,000 counties across the country is still below 30%.
The CDC calculated that Delta variants accounted for about a quarter of all infections in the United States.
Simultaneously, Data from Israell It was shown last weekend that the BioNTech/Pfizer vaccine is 64% effective in preventing Delta variant infections, which is lower than the previous strain and accounts for more than half of the dose administered in the United States.
The measures Biden announced on Tuesday include setting up vaccination clinics in the workplace, establishing more mobile vaccination clinics, and improving access for 12 to 18-year-olds.
The government will also provide more doses to the doctor’s office and send advocates to visit people and provide information about the vaccine.
Additional reporting by James Politi in Washington