The peak of Corona virus infectionDominates
Delta variation, To be achieved soon
In the United States, But experts warn against complacency and expect the virus to remain a part of everyday life for many years to come.
According to data from the Govt Act Now system, the seven-day average of daily cases is 172,000 as of Monday, as the rate of increase is declining and cases are declining in most states.
But every day more than 1,800 die and more than 100,000 are hospitalized after becoming seriously ill, a challenging reminder of the challenge facing authorities in vaccinating enough Americans amid misinformation. Bhakti Hansoti, an associate professor of emergency medicine at Johns Hopkins University, said she was “relieved” to see the end of the spring wave.
“If we do not learn the lessons of the fourth wave,” he emphasizes, as the appearance of chaotic variations and the onset of winter (when social interactions take place more indoors) will lead to a further increase in cases. Angela Rasmussen, a virologist at the University of Saskatchewan in Canada, did not know if the fourth wave was over. “Looking at the autumn-winter wave, there were times when there was a high rise, then it seemed to fall, and then there was a further rise,” he explains.
Deployment of tests
Therefore it is very important to increase the number of people who are vaccinated. Today, 63.1% of eligible people over the age of 12 are fully vaccinated, or 54% of the total population. The country lags far behind world leaders such as Portugal and the United Arab Emirates (81% and 79% of people are fully vaccinated), despite the high levels of vaccines in the United States. President Joe Biden’s administration last week announced a series of new measures to speed up vaccinations, such as the need for vaccines for companies with more than 100 employees, but the impact has been felt.
Beyond vaccines, experts prefer to pursue other activities. According to Thomas Sai, a health policy analyst at Harvard, the Govt-19 eruptions should be masked and the United States should draw inspiration from countries that have carried out large-scale rapid tests for schools and businesses. Such tests are available for free or for a small fee in Germany, Great Britain or Canada, but in the US it can cost around $ 25 per pack. But the impact of these measures depends on their implementation, and the United States is clearly divided into two: the more progressive regions are more willing to comply.
The most dangerous types
Experts estimate that between the number of people vaccinated before the Delta wave and those vaccinated after infection, the country group is approaching immunity. The predictions have turned out to be false, as Angela Rasmussen points out, it is still too early to say when this limit will be reached. “The vaccination rate for adults still in the country is less than 50%,” he notes. The virus continues to grow rapidly and virus researchers fear the emergence of more dangerous variants. “I don’t want to be a dangerous bird, but I want to be a little more humble because I think we don’t know much about the many basic functions of these mutations,” says Angela Rasmussen.
Experts continue to believe that vaccines will protect most people from the worst symptoms, and look forward to licensing children under the age of 12 in the coming months. Rather than eradicate the virus, the goal now is to develop a flu-like vaccine for those who are vaccinated and infected. However, there are uncertainties: even vaccinated people can be affected by “chronic goiter”. Moreover, Greg Poland, an epidemiologist at the Mayo Clinic, predicted this: Humanity will still have to manage the cove “beyond the lifespan of future generations.”
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