After more than a year of battling the Coronavirus, the United States now has an opportunity to win the fight against the Covid-19 pandemic. But such a scenario is possible only if a huge challenge is overcome. A major point in favor of the country is the rapidly increasing number of vaccinations that are taking place.
A Chance To Overcome The Pandemic
However, there are still many people who need to take the vaccine. According to Dr. Francis Collins, the Director of the National Institutes of Health, “a lot of those folks are still not sure that they want to take part in this amazing opportunity to put this virus behind us.” Dr. Collins stated, “We have to really figure out how to get the messages out there so that those who are still undecided get the information they need to see why this is really something they would want to do.”
A report that has been recently published detailed that the nation is currently at a “tipping point,” which will be effective in the next two to four weeks. Experts are concerned that the supply of Covid-19 vaccines could be more than the demand.
This means that though vaccinations have seen some progress, many may not opt to take that vaccine. There already parts of the country where this scenario is prevalent. According to a recent poll on the topic, many of the younger generations of Americans who have just qualified as eligible for the vaccine are not likely to take the vaccine.
However, to combat the virus, a large part of the population must take the vaccine. Dr. Collins explains, “If we’re going to get past this terrible pandemic, it’s going to take most of us being immunized. Otherwise, the virus can just keep going on and on.”
The Center for Disease Control and Prevention plans to bring the vaccine advisory committee in to meet up and figure out a solution to the halt in production of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine. The production and distribution were put on hold to investigate the ruse in the number of blood clot-related cases.
Medical officials, federal, state, and local leaders, and many more are making every effort to encourage the increase in the number of vaccinations. A senior advisor at the White House in Covid-19 response, Andy Slavitt, stated, “I think our effort shifts, and it shifts to younger people who just don’t think about Covid quite as much.”
The Governor of Maryland, Larry Hogan, announced that an “all-hands-on-deck” effort would be made so that every person would get the vaccine right from seniors to college students. In a statement, Hogan said, “We truly are close to that light at the end of the tunnel. Those of you who have not yet been vaccinated, please go get a vaccine as quickly as you can. Do it for yourself, do it for your family, do it for your friends, and do it so that all of us can put this global pandemic behind us.”
Despite a rise in Covid-19 vaccinations, data shows that hundreds of Americans are dying of the Coronavirus every day. While leaders and health officials are extending every effort to provide protection from the Coronavirus, the number of Covid-19 cases in the United States is still relatively high.
According to data received from the John Hopkins University, the past week has seen an approximate average of over 69,200 Coronavirus cases every day. In the state of Washington, for instance, the has been an increase in the number of cases and in the rate of hospitalizations. Washington’s Secretary of Health, Dr. Umair Shah, stated that the group that has seen a rise in hospitalizations is the younger generation of Americans.