According to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the country currently takes an average of more than 3 million doses per day.
According to CDC data, only about 18.5% of Americans have received full vaccination, and the recent Covid-19 cases in the country are worrying.
Infectious disease expert and epidemiologist Dr. Celine Gounder told CNN on Sunday: “I think we still have a few weeks of difficult times. “From the past year of the pandemic, we know that the pandemic In terms of models, we tend to be about three to four weeks behind Europe. “
Experts say that to make matters worse, this variant is changing the script of the pandemic and may cause problems for young people who have not yet been vaccinated.
Dr. Peter Hotz, Dean of the Tropical National School of Medicine at Baylor College of Medicine, said: “We must treat the B.1
More young people are infected and hospitalized
Emergency physician Dr. Leana Wen told CNN on Sunday that the difference between the previous surge and another possible surge is that “the people most affected now are young people.”
Wen Jiabao said: “We have seen in Michigan and other places that a large number of people in hospital are in their 30s and 40s.” “Now we even see a large number of children being infected.”
It’s not just Michigan.
Former Director of the Food and Drug Administration Scott Gottlieb told CBS “Facing the whole country” on Sunday.
“For example, if you look at the situation in Massachusetts, Minnesota, Michigan, you will find an outbreak in schools, and social groups that have never been exposed to the virus before are also infected.”
He added: “According to the current condition of the infected person, the infection is changing its profile.”
According to Dr. Raul Pino, director of the Florida Department of Health in Orange County, one-third of all Covid-19 inpatients in the county are young people under the age of 45.
New Jersey officials said last week that variants including the B.1.1.7 strain are leading to an increase in cases and hospitalizations, including younger age groups.
National Health Commissioner Judy Persichilli (Judy Persichilli) said on Wednesday that between the first and last week of March, the number of hospitalizations in the 20-29 and 40-49 age brackets increased by 31%. And 48%.
She added that at the same time, older residents only saw single-digit percentage growth.
How can we stop another wave of infections
Experts emphasized that despite the shocking warning signs, the United States is not powerless.
Fuqi said: “We have to say it over and over again. We need the local people. We need the governor, the mayor and others to say that we have not quit.”
“People say,’Well, you just want to limit us forever.’ No, this won’t last forever, because you will get more and more controlled by vaccinating 4 million and 3 million people every day.”
Hortus estimated on Sunday that the Americans need to insist on “four to six weeks before we can stand on the other side.”
He said: “All the vaccines seem to be equally effective against the British variant B.1.1.7… This is indeed good news.” “I am very confident that we will be in a very good place in the summer.”
Hotez added: “However, if you are not vaccinated, you have to show a high degree of vulnerability to this virus. This is not the time to get sick.”
CNN’s Naomi Thomas, Ganesh Setty and Heather Law contributed to this report.