Former Commissioner of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, Dr. Scott Gottlieb, said on CBS “Face the Nation”: “We do need to phase out this vaccine faster, because this is indeed ours. The only tool.”
Experts have long said that the best defense against a surge in cases is to adopt anti-virus measures, such as masks and social isolation, and extensive vaccination. So far, at least 22.1 million doses of coronavirus vaccine have been distributed, and nearly 6.7 million doses have entered the arms of patients. Health officials had hoped to vaccinate 20 million people at the beginning of the new year, but the management of vaccines encountered delays and obstacles.
Gottlieb said of the vaccination plan: “We have to admit that it doesn̵
More people, websites and online resources for vaccines
With the surge in infections, hospitalizations and deaths across states, officials are working to make vaccines more accessible.
California At the center of the US pandemic, 49,685 new cases were added on Sunday alone. Since the pandemic, the total number of cases in the state has exceeded 2.6 million.
In New York City, officials hope to expand exposure through vaccination sites. Mayor Bill de Blasio announced on Sunday that three other 24/7 vaccination locations will be opened this week.
Speaking at a location in the Bathgate Industrial Park on Sunday, de Blasio said the city is “rapidly developing” and there will be 100,000 vaccinations this week. He has said before that he hopes to complete one million vaccinations by the end of the month.
The press release stated that the site will not allow scheduling, but will provide contact information for people to schedule vaccinations.
Faster than 2020
According to data from Johns Hopkins, 28,400 new Covid-19 deaths have been reported in the first 11 days of 2021 alone.
At this rate, more people died of Covid-19 in January than in any other month of the pandemic. Last December, the death toll due to Covid-19 reached a record high of 77,431.
According to data from Johns Hopkins, on Sunday, the United States reported 1,814 new Covid-19 deaths and 213,905 new infections.
Joe K. Gerald, an associate professor at the Zuckerman School of Public Health at the University of Arizona, said that in the hard-hit Arizona, the crisis will worsen.
Gerald wrote: “We should expect to set new records for cases, hospitalizations and deaths in the coming weeks. Policy actions are urgently needed to mitigate the worst possible consequences.”
Gerald said: “If it gains a foothold, it will accelerate, prolong and deepen the outbreak in Arizona.”
Congressional riots could be a “surge event” for Covid-19
“Then these people are now travelling home by car, train and plane, now all over the country.”
CNN medical analyst and emergency doctor Dr. Leana Wen responded to this statement when he told Ana Cabrera of CNN on Sunday: “Individuals who do not use masks or do not have social distancing at the Capitol may not follow these guidelines when returning home. “
She said: “It is very likely that they are engaged in other dangerous behaviors in the local area, and it is possible to sow the coronavirus across the country.” “I hope that everyone who participates in these activities can go back to quarantine and be tested.”
CNN’s Holly Yan, Hollie Silverman, Naomi Thomas, Cheri Mossburg, Jenn Selva and Evan McMorris-Santoro contributed to this report.