President Biden said on Friday that “it is not time to relax” the coronavirus efforts and warned that with the emergence of new variants of this virus, the number of cases and hospitalizations may rise again.
Why is it important: Biden made the above remarks after visiting the vaccination site in Houston. He responded to the words of Rochelle Walensky, director of the CDC. He said earlier on Friday that despite the US The number of cases and hospitalizations has declined recently, but “these declines are after the highest peaks we have experienced. The pandemic.”
What are they talking about: Varensky said: “We are closely watching these relevant data to understand where they will go in the next few days. However, it is important to remember where we are in the pandemic.”
- She added: “Things are tricky. Now is not the time to relax restrictions.”
- “I want to be clear: the number of cases, hospitalizations and deaths is still high, and the recent transition to the pandemic must be taken very seriously.”
As far as Biden is concerned Say “With the emergence of new variants, cases and hospitalizations may increase. “
- “This is not the time to relax. We must continue to wash our hands, keep our distance from society, and wear masks for God’s sake. This is not a political statement. This is a patriotic thing.”
Big picture: Varensky said that the country’s current reported 7-day average of 66,350 COVID-19 cases is 2,000 per day, a slight increase from the 7-day average reported by the CDC earlier this week.
- She said: “The latest data shows that these declines may stagnate and may even remain at a high level.”
deeper: The White House says that about 20% of American adults have received the first dose of the vaccine