New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy said on Monday that this is what we are worried about-people put down their vigilance during Christmas and New Year, and at the same time announced that the spread of the virus is increasing across the state.
A health official said that people who have been infected with the virus for several weeks in Los Angeles said the consequences of the holiday gathering may still continue.
Chief Medical Officer Dr. Anish Mahajan said: “It takes two to three weeks for patients to get sick after contracting the virus. They need to be hospitalized. Only two weeks before Christmas, we have eaten Full.” At the Port-UCLA Medical Center.
He added: “We don’t have more ICU capacity.” “All hospitals in the area place patients in the intensive care unit in unusual places in the hospital, just to find space for them.”
Approximately 9 million people received the first dose of vaccine
As of Monday morning, the dispensed dose was approximately 35.3%, compared to approximately 30.2% on Friday.
Timetables vary across the country. The Kaiser Family Foundation, which studies health care policies, said in a report published on Monday: “In the first few months of the U.S. vaccine campaign, the access to the Covid-19 vaccine may be great. The extent depends on a person’s residence.”.
The report found that 40 states are still in stage 1a-the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends full or partial vaccinations for health care workers and residents of long-term care facilities. Ten states and Washington, DC are in stage 1b. The report says that only Michigan has moved to at least part of Phase 1c.
For stage 1b, the CDC recommends vaccination for people 75 years and older and first-line basic workers; for stage 1c, the agency recommends vaccination for young people 65 years and older with high-risk conditions and other basic workers.
Dr. Paul Offit, a member of the FDA’s Vaccine Advisory Committee, said on Monday that states “are deciding to vaccinate as many people as possible,” and have bypassed the recommendation of vaccine priorities.
Offit said: “I think people’s position now is that they have a vaccine, they just want to sell it.”
He added that if there is no “public health infrastructure for mass vaccination,” states will have to learn how to manage mass vaccination in real time. Some countries learn faster than others.
How can states strengthen vaccine work
On Monday, Governor Greg Abbott visited the Covid-19 mass vaccination site and said that the state plans to open about 28 similar sites in 18 counties.
The governor said: “These vaccination centers will speed up the distribution of vaccines and ensure the efficiency of communities across the state.”
The governor of California promised on Monday that in California, one million medical workers, nursing home residents and staff will receive the vaccine before the end of this week, as part of a “go all out” service for more vulnerable residents.
At the same time, Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer sent a letter to Secretary of Health and Human Services Alex Azar, requesting permission to purchase as much as 100,000 doses of vaccine.
The governor said: “We are still ready to speed up the distribution to put the dose into the weapon.”
In some places, students return to school
As all this happened, parts of the country ushered in a wave of students returning to teaching in person this week.
On Monday, Chicago Public Schools implemented the first phase of a phased reopening plan, welcoming more than 6,000 students in pre-kindergarten and cluster courses.
CPS CEO Janice Jackson said at the press conference: “In fact, 77,000 students and families have chosen the face-to-face option, and I am very happy to be able to provide this option at this time.” Of students have been in school for ten months, and I know that everyone has signed up for this job for the same exact reason. This is to provide our children with the quality education they deserve.”
The school district said it is ready to purchase air purifiers, face masks and a large number of cleaning and disinfection supplies, and has made major improvements to ensure that all schools have proper ventilation.
Jackson said: “In order to ensure the safety of students and faculty, we have gone beyond…” “And we are not done yet.”
In West Virginia, Governor Jim Justice announced that schools will be open for “face-to-face learning in 8th grade and below” starting on January 19.
The governor said: “Our medical experts think…the chances of going back to school are very small. From the point of view that we started in eighth grade, it is very, very rare.” “So they think it is absolutely safe. “
Justice added that it wasn’t until mid-February that school sports activities were allowed to start, with a view to resuming competition in March.
He said: “There is no perfect answer.” “But the truth is really simple. Our children collapse because they are not in school.”
CNN’s Amanda Watts, Artemis Moshtaghian, Maggie Fox, Samira Said, Jamie Gumbrecht, Lauren Mascarenhas and Evan Simko-Bednarski contributed to this report.