Americans celebrated their Independence Day this Sunday by displaying some signs of “normalcy” after months of restrictions due to the pandemic, although without reaching the goal set by President Joe Biden that 70% of adults had already received at least one dose of the Covid-19 vaccine.
The chief epidemiologist of the United States Government, Anthony Fauci, He called on the population this Sunday to leave the “differences” and get vaccinated to avoid “preventable” deaths.
“We are dealing with a historical situation with this pandemic and we have the tools to counteract it, “he told NBC.
A poll released this Sunday by the newspaper The Washington Post and ABC News revealed that, among those who have not yet been immunized, 74% considered “unlikely” get an injection.
Fauci lamented that about 99.2% of the people who died in recent weeks from the virus they were not vaccinated.
“No vaccine is perfect, but when you talk about the possibility of avoiding hospitalization and death, it is really sad and tragic that most of them are avoidable and preventable“, he claimed.
Asked about the delta variable, the expert warned that “it is clearly more transmissible” and pointed out that “it seems to be more lethal”, in terms of its severity, since it is more likely that those infected require hospitalization or, in some cases, are expose them to death.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimate that the delta variant, first detected in India, currently represents 25% of new cases of Covid-19 in the United States, which has already exceeded the 600,000 deaths from Covid-19.
The White House Coordinator for Covid-19, Jeff Zients, indicated that this July 4, when the United States commemorates its independence, the country has “much to celebrate” and stressed that two out of every three American adults, over 18 years of age, have received at least their first dose of the vaccine.
CDC figures indicate that a 47.3% of the population American (156.9 million people) are fully vaccinated and 54.9% (182.1 million) have already received the first dose.
Those percentages rise to 58.1% with vaccination complete among the population over 18 years and 67% with an injection.
US President Joe Biden had set a goal for this July 4 that 70% of the American adult population would have already received at least one dose of the vaccine