The delta strain spreads and the vaccination goal is difficult to achieve. Is the outbreak in the United States or a rebound?
China News Service, June 23. According to a comprehensive report, the new crown epidemic in the United States is still continuing, with more than 602,000 deaths and more than 33.5 million infections. American infectious disease expert Fauci pointed out on the 22nd that the highly contagious new crown mutant virus delta strain has become the “biggest threat” facing the United States in fighting the epidemic.
At the same time, the speed of vaccination in the United States has slowed down, especially because many young people are not willing to vaccinate. The White House admitted on the 22nd that it could not achieve the 70% adult vaccination target on July 4. The US media pointed out that due to slowing vaccination and relaxation of vigilance among young people, the new crown epidemic may be rebounding in some parts of the United States.
p >The number of infection cases doubles every two weeks
Fauci calls the Delta strain the “biggest threat” to fight the epidemic
According to the US Chinese website, Fauci responds to the new crown in the White House The group briefing stated that the Delta strain, which was first discovered in India, currently accounts for about 20% of all new cases in the United States, up from 10% two weeks ago.
He also said that the Delta strain seems to “follow the same pattern” as the first alpha strain found in the UK, with the number of cases in the United States doubling approximately every two weeks.
According to the report, studies have shown that the infectivity of the Delta strain is about 60% higher than that of the Alpha strain. Ryan, the executive director of the WHO Health Emergencies Program, also said that the delta strain may be “more deadly” because it spreads more effectively from person to person.
May 12, local time People lined up for vaccination at the COVID-19 vaccination site at Citi Field, home of the New York Mets baseball team, on Sunday. Photo by China News Agency reporter Liao Pan
The White House admits that the vaccination target could not be reached before Independence Day
It is worrying that although the US epidemic continues, the vaccination rate has slowed down . According to U.S. media reports, Senior Advisor to the White House Coronary Disease Response, Zienz, pointed out that in recent weeks, although a large number of vaccines are available at 81,000 vaccination sites across the United States, the rate of vaccination has slowed significantly.
The report pointed out that this means that the United States will not be able to meet President Biden’s previous goal of partially or fully vaccinating 70% of American adults before the July 4 Independence Day holiday.
On June 22, White House officials said frankly that by July 4, 70% of the U.S. population aged 27 and over will receive at least one dose of the vaccine, but those aged 18 to 26 are not expected to be vaccinated. Reach this goal on this date.
Zienz said: “Many young Americans believe that the new crown virus has not caused them too much impact, so they are not willing to be vaccinated.” He said that the United States’ vaccination work A new assessment has been carried out, and a new effort is currently being launched with the goal of vaccinating more young people between the ages of 18 and 26.
Bloomberg pointed out that the spread of the new crown epidemic is accelerating in several under-vaccinated states, especially in Missouri and Utah, where more and more young people are visiting hospitals. These data are sending clear signals that the US epidemic has rebounded.