This highly contagious variant first appeared in the UK and has now spread to all 50 states-experts warn that there is not enough vaccine on hand to prevent it from causing another surge in cases.
According to CNN, more than 15,000 cases of B117 variants have been found across the United States, which are more easily spread and lethal than previous versions.
“The United States seems to be related to the pandemic. Dr. Michael Osterholm, director of the Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy at the University of Minnesota, told the media.
Although vaccines are effective against this variant, they have not been introduced fast enough to prevent it from causing cases.
Osterholm said: “In the next six to ten weeks, due to this surge, we will not have enough vaccines to put this vaccine into the arms of enough Americans, and we will stop this. Vaccine.” “This won’t happen at all.”
Osterholm said that vaccination efforts should focus on providing as many first doses of vaccine as possible to Americans.
Osterholm said: “Now, with the upcoming surge, what we have to do now is to protect as many people as we can so they don’t get serious illness, hospitalization and death.”
But Dr. Anthony Fauci cautioned against delaying the second dose of treatment, so as to give priority to shooting as much as possible.
The director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases said: “If you don’t have sufficient impact, you are in a vulnerable zone.”
“Therefore, the argument presented has its merits. But now, given the number of vaccines we provide every day, in fact, every day, we are getting closer to where we want.”