At a time of growing concern about the highly contagious Delonavirus (Covid-19)-led Delta, US President Joe Biden once again urged his countrymen to be vaccinated. The virus is spreading rapidly in some areas with low vaccination rates, threatening the United States epidemic response as Biden officials seek to vaccinate a variety of concerns.
“Different people in Delta are not a joke. Please protect yourself and your loved ones – vaccinate, ”the US president tweeted on Saturday.
The United States has launched an aggressive vaccination program following the approval of Pfizer-BioNTech and Modern Covid-19 vaccines. About half of the U.S. population is now fully vaccinated against Covid-19 but doubting the vaccine has been a major obstacle to Biden’s goal of achieving herd vaccine protection.
Last week, the number of people who died daily from Covid-19 increased by 48% to 239 while hospitalized. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said Delta’s diversity now accounts for 83% of all Covid-19 consecutive cases in the country, a sharp increase from 50% in early July. With Delta’s diversity spreading rapidly across the country, public health experts are urging the US CDC to recommend face masks even for people who are completely vaccinated.
CDC director Dr. Rochelle Walensky said decisions on mask control authorities could vary locally depending on vaccination rates and the increase in Covid-19 cases. He acknowledged that the United States is “at another crucial moment in the epidemic” as the country sees a resurgence of the virus. However, the agency did not provide guidelines for returning organization guidelines to face masks for completely vaccinated people.