The situation in the USA seems serious. So serious that it got emotional at a press conference of the White House on Monday, as the “New York Times” writes.
Rochelle Walensky (51), the head of the Center of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), spoke to the population in very personal words: “We have so much to look forward to. We have so much hope and potential. But right now I’m scared. ” Because: The USA “is threatened with disaster”.
She is alluding to the country’s critical corona situation – and to the risk of a fourth wave. And that despite the vaccination turbo. According to the CDC, around 28 percent of Americans have now received a primary vaccination. Nevertheless, the 7-day average of the daily new infections rose in the past week by 16 percent to 64,000.
A little later, President Joe Biden (78) also appeared in front of the cameras. He appeals primarily to the governors of those states who are already pursuing opening plans. They should reintroduce the mask requirement and refrain from openings for the time being: “The fact that the virus was not taken seriously has brought us into this situation. If it goes on like this, you risk many cases and deaths. “
Hope now gives “the vaccines,” says Biden. For this reason, the number of pharmacies that can vaccinate is to be doubled over the next three weeks. By then, around 90 percent of American adults should be eligible for vaccination. In addition, his government wants to set up additional locations by April 19, so that every American has a vaccination center within 5 miles.
The vaccination campaign could turn the tide. Nevertheless – there is no guarantee of a positive result, warns Biden.
The fact that hospitals are reporting more and more younger Covid patients is also problematic, according to the Washington Post. Recent figures from the state of Connecticut show admissions of Covid-19 patients ages 35 to 44 increased 41 percent in the past seven weeks, while admissions for people over 65 years of age decreased by more than 70 percent.
Anthony S. Fauci (80), the leading expert on infectious diseases in the USA, sums up the situation in the country on Monday: “There will be a race between vaccinations and the further development of the virus. And we can win it by just holding out a little longer. ” (ouch)
Published: 03/30/2021, 11:34 a.m.
Last updated: March 30, 2021, 11:34 am