Dr. Ashish Jha, Dean of the Brown University School of Public Health, said on “Good Morning America” on Friday: “I think we can say with confidence that the worst is over.” He said: “We I won’t see all the sufferings and deaths experienced during the holidays. I think we are in a much better situation.”
He said that the only threat to the outlook is the spread of variants of the coronavirus, which makes efforts to increase vaccination even more critical.
According to the latest estimates, about 80% of the current U.S. population is age-qualified. People between the ages of 1
CDC emphasizes routine vaccination of young people
However, according to Dr. Rochelle Varensky, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, teenagers also missed routine vaccinations. He said at an event of the Academy of Pediatrics that this year’s vaccination rate for such vaccines has dropped.
Due to the need for routine immunizations for children returning to school, the introduction of the annual flu vaccine and the expected supply of the Covid-19 vaccine for children 12 years of age and older may pose logistical challenges.
Varensky said: “It will be a real coordinated effort among families, healthcare providers and public health officials at the local, state and federal levels to achieve the promotion of the Covid-19 vaccine among young people and catch up quickly. Routine vaccination.”.
CDC recommends not to administer other vaccines within 14 days of the Covid-19 vaccine, so getting all vaccines at once is not an option.
Varensky said: “This means that for up to eight weeks, teenagers may not be eligible for the recommended routine vaccinations.”
She pointed out: “The vaccination plan set up by the school can expand the coverage of vaccination for young people, whether it is in the mass vaccination site before the school starts, or in the autumn catch-up campaign.” She called on pediatricians to assist in this work.
She said: “In order to achieve a higher vaccination rate and reduce the spread of Covid-19, we need to vaccinate children under the age of 18 quickly and widely.”
Pfizer/BioNTech’s vaccine has been licensed for emergency use by people aged 16 and over, while vaccines by Moderna and Johnson & Johnson have been licensed for people over 18 years of age.
Pfizer has applied to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for an amendment to the emergency use authorization of its vaccine to expand the authorization for people aged 12 to 15, and Moderna said it hopes that the vaccine will be authorized for people over the age of 12 this summer.
Pfizer and Moderna are also studying vaccines for children under 6 months of age.
The estimated number of deaths from the model has decreased
According to the latest forecast from the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME) of the University of Washington, by August 1, about 598,882 Americans will die from the coronavirus.
The IHME team said: “The number of daily cases and deaths continues to decline, which shows that despite the widespread spread of B.1.1.7, the increase in vaccination and seasonal decline have jointly promoted the reduction of the epidemic.”
Valensky said on Friday that the lower mortality rate and higher vaccination rates give reasons for a full reopening before July 1.
She said at the White House Covid-19 press conference: “We are focusing on vaccinating people and reducing the incidence.” “If we can continue at this rate, the case rate drops and the vaccination rate rises, then I think July 1 will be a reasonable goal.”
However, she warned that “the virus has deceived us before”, so it is important to keep an eye on the cases in the coming months.
As more elderly people get vaccinated and report infections, it is becoming more and more important to vaccinate young people Younger.
Governor Jim Justice announced that in West Virginia, the median age of new cases is currently 34 years old. Compared with a few months ago, it has been down for 10 years.
The state’s Coronavirus Czar Dr. Clay Marsh said: “In the past few months, the average age of people infected with Covid-19 has indeed dropped,” he said that the 10 to 19-year-old category is the state’s “largest positive rate. And the spread of Covid-19.”
The judge said that the two biggest problems with infection among young people are the possibility of spreading the virus to other people “even if they are not sick” and the possibility of “significant side effects” in the end. [for] For the rest of his life. “
The justice said: “I am telling our young people. What I want to tell you is that I should never tell you that you should definitely be concerned about this.” He urged young people in West Virginia to get vaccinated.
The side effects of most Johnson & Johnson vaccines are not serious
Few reports of blood clots have raised concerns about Johnson’s single-dose vaccines, but a recent review of safety data found that only 3% of reported reactions were those after severe vaccination.
The report pointed out that so far, the safety of the vaccine is similar to that in clinical trials, but safety monitoring during the launch of the vaccine can quickly identify blood clot events.
Researchers from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention wrote in the report: “Rare but serious adverse events mainly occur in women. Blood clots in large blood vessels accompanied by low platelet counts have been quickly detected by the US Vaccine Safety Surveillance System. “After receiving all COVID-19 vaccines, including the Johnson COVID-19 vaccine, monitoring of common and rare adverse events continues.”
The data includes 88 deaths reported after vaccination. Of these deaths, three occurred in patients with cerebral venous sinus thrombosis. Researchers from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention wrote that after preliminary review, “it seems that no other deaths are related to vaccination.”
CNN’s Jen Christensen, Virginia Langmaid, Lauren Mascarenhas, Melissa Alonso and Jacqueline Howard contributed to this report.