The U.S. government’s chief medical adviser, Dr. Anthony Fawcett, warned on Sunday that there was little time to prevent the “dangerous” new outbreak of the Covid-19 infection from becoming overwhelming during the upcoming holiday season.
There are cases of coronavirus all over the United States Growing up again for the first time in weeks, And close to 100,000 per day. Experts fear that this week’s Thanksgiving holiday, for which millions of Americans will travel with family and friends for indoor festivities, will spur further growth.
Fawcett, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, said it was not too late to avoid significant deterioration of the Covid-19 rate by Christmas and New Year if people took new measures to control the virus. As friday Acceptance of booster shots For adults and newly opened Vaccinate children At the age of five to 11 years.
“We still have about 60 million people in this country who are eligible to be vaccinated who have not been vaccinated, and this has resulted in the spread of the virus in the community which is not only dangerous but also vulnerable to people who have not been vaccinated, but it spreads.” It reaches people who have been vaccinated, “Fawcett told CNN’s State of the Union on Sunday.
“We have a lot of viruses circulating around. You can’t move away from the data, and the data shows that cases are on the rise, which is not unexpected when you arrive in winter. People are moving more and more into the house and we know that the immune system is weakening over time.
“If you have not been vaccinated you will be vaccinated and if you have been vaccinated you will be promoted. Since we can vaccinate children between the ages of 5 and 11, you should start vaccinating them now. [and] They will be fully vaccinated by the time we get to the Christmas break. “
Number of Americans traveling Thank you This year will be close to pre-epidemic levels, the Federal Transportation Safety Administration (TSA) predicts, raising fears at a time when the Biden administration is struggling to get its vaccine message.
The daily average of new cases has increased by 29% in the last 14 days, Analysis by New York Times While less than 60% of eligible individuals are fully vaccinated. Meanwhile, 2021 U.S. The number of deaths from covid has exceeded 2020, According to the Wall Street Journal.
Additionally, Biden’s efforts to improve statistics have been hampered by mandatory vaccinations. More than 100 employees are needed for the business Blocked by courts In some states, however, Republican leaders have knocked the president to the ground, legislating to make such mandates illegal.
Disney, one of Florida’s largest employers, Announced Saturday Following Governor Ron Descentis, it does not urge caste members to be vaccinated. Signed comprehensive legislation Thursday in protest of Biden’s order. In what many see as infantile behavior, Descentis made unorganized choices Brandon’s Florida community To sign – “Let’s go to Brandon“There has been an offensive anti-bid rally rally on the right in recent weeks.
In a later ABC appearance later this week, Fawcett was wary of the vaccine makers’ suggestions. Annual booster may be required To protect Covid-19.
“We hope so, and this is something we’re looking at very closely, with that third shot MRNA. [vaccine] It not only gives you a way to get to the top, but also increases the durability so that you do not need it every six months or one year, ”he said.
“We hope it pushes it further out. If that doesn’t happen and the data shows we need it many times, we will do it.”