Andy Slavitt, a senior White House adviser to the White House’s response to Covid-19, told CNN’s Chris Cuomo on Tuesday: “We must remember that there are still More than 100 million adults have not yet been vaccinated.” “They haven’t been there yet, and you won’t be able to win the war until you bring everyone to you.”
Some states are withdrawing mask requirements and opening up the production capacity of enterprises. But Fauci said on Tuesday that it was wrong to take the aforementioned precautions while most Americans are still not vaccinated.
Fauci said: “It is too early to declare victory.” “We must continue to take public health measures and stay in them for a longer time.”
Slavett said that fortunately, even if the public is tired, the United States still has the tools to keep it functioning. Slavitt said that opening up the accessibility of vaccines and paying attention to vulnerable groups is just as the United States is indeed calling for the reopening of schools, giving 80% of teachers and school staff at least one shot to help the country continue to fight Covid- 19.
Plan to reopen as vaccinations increase
Although health experts warned that the fight against Covid-19 has not yet been won, many states have reopened and other states plan to resume as soon as possible.
State Secretary of Health and Human Services, Mark Ghaly, said the decline in infection rates, low hospitalization rates and rising vaccination rates are the reasons for California’s reopening.
By then, Vermont officials expect that approximately 70% of state residents will receive at least one dose of the vaccine.
Many school districts are also preparing to change their plans. In the 101 largest school districts in the United States, more than half of the people provide a full face-to-face option, although families who choose this feature can still use full remote control.
According to the results of a new Axios-Ipsos poll released on Tuesday, the move happened when more than half of parents (52%) said that when the vaccine is used against their age group, they are likely to vaccinate their children with Covid -19 vaccine. .
Variant stimulus spike
According to data from Johns Hopkins University, five states accounted for approximately 44% of new Covid-19 cases in the past week.
In the past 7 days, there were approximately 453,000 new cases in the country, with nearly 198,000 cases reported in New York, Michigan, Florida, Pennsylvania and New Jersey.
According to JHU data, Michigan has the highest per capita morbidity rate and leads the United States in terms of new cases. Michael Osterholm, director of the Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy at the University of Minnesota, said that Minnesota and Michigan have also reported some new cases along with Michigan, but the vaccination levels in these two states are high.
He said the problem is that although the states are vaccinating quickly, there are still not enough people vaccinated to exceed the spread. And with the proliferation of spreadable variants, Osterholm said he fears that similar problems may occur more widely.
Osterholm said: “I hope that in another 3 or 4 months, this B.1.1.7.variant wave will begin to appear.”
What is life like after vaccination
Once life in the United States returns to normal, experts and officials are debating how to monitor vaccination.
Many experts have called for the provision of vaccine passports-supporting documents of vaccination status, so that Americans have more opportunities to enter public places and large gatherings.
New York launched the “Excelsior Pass” last month, the first state to do so, and it allows residents to participate in activities such as sports and concerts.
In California, certain companies are already exploring options to verify that their customers have been vaccinated.
But in Texas, Governor Greg Abbott issued an executive order on Tuesday that prohibits organizations receiving public funds from requesting services or import vaccination certificates.
Abbott said: “The government should not require any Texan to produce a vaccination certificate and disclose private health information, just for their daily lives.” “We will continue to vaccinate more Texans and protect the public. Health-we will do this without trampling on the personal freedom of Texans.”
Osterholm said that in addition to the debate on vaccination documents, the United States must also contend with “long-term Covid.” In this case, even patients with mild illness may develop symptoms for a long time after infection.
Osterholm said: “I am afraid this will become one of the legacy issues of the pandemic.”
CNN’s Lauren Mascarenhas, Deidre McPhillips, Ashley Ahn, Jennifer Henderson, Michael Nedelman, Cheri Mossburg, Ryan Prior, Lauren del Valle and Elizabeth Stuart contributed to this report.