October 14, 2021 – President Joe Biden said on Thursday that nearly 100 million Americans were not vaccinated in July 2021, and that number has now fallen by 34% to approximately 66 million.These and other figures attest to the efforts announced by the Federation this summer, including vaccine Request, at work, he said
“We are making important progress… but now is not the time to relax. We still have a lot to do,” Biden said in the White House’s response to COVID-19 and vaccine program.
Biden said that in addition to the reduction in the number of unvaccinated people, there has been a 47% reduction in cases and a 38% reduction in hospitalizations in the past six weeks. In addition, benefits were reported nationwide, with fewer cases in 39 states and fewer hospitalizations in 38 states.
The President then outlined a three-point plan to keep the fight against COVID-19 progressing:
- More measures will be taken to encourage the remaining 66 million Americans to be vaccinated. “This is essential,” he said. He said that companies that now have vaccination requirements usually report that more than 90% of their employees are vaccinated.
- The government will continue its efforts to protect people who are vaccinated. “This week the FDA is reviewing data on Moderna and Johnson’s boosters. We expect to make a final decision within a few weeks… The decision will be based on science,” he said, adding that one-third of eligible The elderly have received booster shots.
- Continue to maintain the school and student safety policy. Biden said that 96% of school districts are completely open to face-to-face learning thanks to protective measures such as masks, testing and vaccination.
Speaking of children, Biden said: “I know the parents outside are waiting anxiously. vaccine Suitable for children from 5 to 11 years old. The good news is that external experts from the FDA and CDC will make a decision in the coming weeks on whether the vaccine is authorized for use in this age group. “
“Let me end with this-the plan I made in September is working. We are moving in the right direction.” However, he added, “We still have important work to do.” Biden did not answer the reporter. Any questions left.
Fauci: The delta has weakened and the danger has not disappeared
COVID-19 surge caused by a more contagious virus Delta variant During the White House, Anthony Fauci, MD, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, said that as the number of cases, hospitalizations and deaths across the country declines, the situation seems to be diminishing. COVID-19 press conference on Wednesday.
Since the beginning of August, the average number of new COVID-19 cases per day in the United States has been less than 100,000 for the first time, and the number of reported deaths per day is less than 2,000.
“We have an acceleration. We have a peak… All three parameters-cases, hospitalizations and deaths-are falling. But we must do better than this,” Fauci said.
this Pandemic He said that it was still not under control, adding that by increasing vaccination rates, “the kind of normal phenomenon we all desire” is possible.
“There is no doubt that we can control it,” Fauci said. “This is within our capabilities, within our capabilities.”
CDC releases optimistic report
COVID-19 hospitalizations and deaths are expected to decline in the next 4 weeks CDC latest forecast It was released on Wednesday and included forecasts from 21 research groups across the country.
As of November 6, 740,000 to 762,000 COVID-19 deaths in the United States are expected, marking the third consecutive week of decline in the number of newly reported deaths. To date, 719,000 deaths have been reported in the United States.
Also during this period, the United States may report as many as 10,000 new COVID-19 hospitalizations, marking the fifth week of the expected decline. Currently, there are approximately 64,000 COVID-19 patients hospitalized nationwide.
Significant differences between states
At present, relative to its population, Alaska is the most affected area in the United States, with 113 cases per 100,000 people. To AxiosPublic health officials are also tracking hotspots in the western and midwestern regions of Idaho, Minnesota, Montana, North Dakota, Utah, Wisconsin, and Wyoming.
Axios reported that Hawaii and Connecticut had the lowest number of cases at this time, with an average of 12 cases per 100,000 people. The other nine states and Washington, D.C. have an average of 20 cases per 100,000 people or less, including the southern states with large delta mutation surges such as Alabama, Florida, and Louisiana.
“The final message to all of us is always the same: protect yourself and those around you,” he said. “Vaccination is the answer to let us control.”