Dr Anthony Fauci, chief medical adviser to President Joe Biden, said the country was “heading in the wrong direction” in managing the outbreak. After the infection rate soars among those not vaccinated against the coronavirus.
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Dr. Fauci said that the Delta strain of covid It’s a major reason why southern states with low vaccination rates, such as Florida, Texas and Missouri, have soared.
In an interview with CNN on July 25, Dr Fauci said officials in these states are reviewing guidelines for wearing masks for people who have been vaccinated. to limit the spread of the disease In addition, the issue of immunization for people at risk is also considered.
Dr. Fauci said the coronavirus situation in the United States is becoming It said local administrators in areas with low vaccination rates would need to make more efforts to encourage people to get vaccinated.
According to US officials, 162.7 million people have been vaccinated against COVID-19, or 49 percent of the country’s population.
The US used to be the world leader in vaccinating people against the coronavirus. until the month last Apr When vaccination rates begin to decline especially in the southern states of the country In some areas less than half of the population received the first dose of vaccination.
Currently, the daily number of infected people is increasing again. After the number has decreased in May and June, now the United States More than 34 million people have been infected and around 610,000 have died from COVID-19.
Experts say the trend is due to the rapid spread of the delta strain. with a high ability to spread infection
Last week, U.S. Department of Health director Vivek Merty said 99.5 percent of all deaths from coronavirus were Occurring among those who have not been vaccinated
Dr Fauci also said he was discussing changes to mask-wearing recommendations issued by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), which he had previously said. who have received complete vaccination “Able to go back to activities that were done before the pandemic without wearing a mask”
Dr Fauci said local governments can issue their own regulations under the CDC’s current guidance framework. He said some local governments had already re-introduced mask-wearing regulations in buildings and public places to stem the spread of infection.
in the Los Angeles area Both vaccinated and unvaccinated persons are required to wear masks in public buildings.
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