CNN Medical Analyst Dr. Leana Wen said: “Please wait until you are fully vaccinated before proceeding with high-risk activities.” “There is no doubt that when you are vaccinated, activities that were originally higher risk will now become lower risk, so please wait until then.”
Fauci said: “We need to last longer so that the vaccine has a chance to really gain the upper hand.” “I promise that when we enter the late spring and early summer, you will see that everyone wants to gradually return to normal levels, but we don’t Hope to do this prematurely.”
One of the factors that worries experts is the spread of variants of the coronavirus in the United States.
IHME said: “Relatively speaking, small changes in behavior can have a profound impact on death in the short term.”
What will Easter be like for vaccinated people
However, for fully vaccinated Americans celebrating Easter, this holiday can feel more like a normal feeling.
According to a series of tweets, for those who have not been adequately vaccinated, the CDC advises them to stick to their own family eggs, or to enjoy these traditions in outdoor activities six feet away.
The CDC said it is still learning how vaccines prevent the coronavirus and recommends that people who are fully vaccinated in public places still wear masks and take preventive measures until the agency learns more.
Officials and experts hope to vaccinate Americans as soon as possible.
According to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), nearly 154 million doses of the Covid-19 vaccine have been administered nationwide. 30% of the U.S. population (approximately 99.6 million people) have received at least one dose of the vaccine, while nearly 17% of the population (approximately 56 million people) have been fully vaccinated.
Pfizer vaccine can protect for at least 6 months, but it can last for several years
The protection provided by Pfizer/BioNTech’s coronavirus vaccine lasts for at least six months.
Wen Jiabao said on CNN on Friday that the level of protection is “the minimum, definitely not the maximum.”
She added: “The protection provided by the vaccine may even last for several years. But we just don’t know.”
Wen Jiabao said: “I do think we may need to increase the shooting. Maybe for the newly emerging variants.” “But I think that since we already have these safe and effective vaccines, this is a small price. “
Eligibility expanded in certain states
As states expand their eligibility, the protection of these vaccines will soon be provided to more people.
Governor Ned Lamont said at a press conference that Thursday is the first day that all Connecticut residents 16 years of age and older are eligible for the vaccine.
Lamont said residents have booked more than 100,000 vaccines, and by the end of April, the state’s supply may exceed demand.
Governor Larry Hogan said that all Maryland residents aged 16 and over can make an appointment at the mass vaccination site on Thursday.
The governor said Thursday: “The first federal mobile vaccination unit in the United States arrived at the Maryland Emergency Management headquarters in Reisterstown.” “In the next few days, these 32-foot trailers will be scattered throughout the state.”
Maine moved the date when all adults are eligible to participate from April 19 to April 7, Governor Janet Mills announced on Thursday.
“Although this is a big step forward, the people of Maine should remember that it takes time to make appointments and get vaccines. We will continue to work with vaccine suppliers in Maine and do our best to get them as quickly as possible.” , The governor added.
CNN’s Melanie Schuman, Maggie Fox, Ryan Prior, Deidre McPhillips, Anna Sturla, Melissa Alonso and Rebekah Riess contributed to this report.