As per a statement made by CDC director, the US is at the risk of losing all gains in the battle against Covid-19 because of the entry of new variants. As per the statement, the new variant is highly contagious and it will take advantage of Americans getting lax in terms of safety measures.
New Covid Variant Can Wipe Out The Progress America Has Made So Far: CDC Director
She said that people should be very clear that at this level of cases and the variant spreading, we will lose this battle with the virus hashely. After 6-weeks of reduction in the number of cases, the new infections are on rise once again. There has been an increase of almost 2% as compared to last week.
The seven-day average rate of death has also increased by more than 2% and the American is nearing almost 2000 deaths per day. Dr. Walensky was really shocked the way states are loosening the restrictions.
She advised people to stay strong in their conviction. It is important for everyone to continue wearing masks and to take other preventive action against the virus. It is important for the general public to remain vigilant and to take mitigation steps to stop the virus from spreading.
Third vaccine for mass vaccination
The good news for Americans is that the Johnson & Johnson single dose vaccine will start soon. Since the new variant is spreading so quickly, there is a feeling of urgency. With the new variant coming out now, there are chances that it can become resistant to the protection provided by the vaccine. Thus, it is important for people to get vaccinated fast.
Almost 3.9 million doses of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine will be distributed to states, territories, pharmacies, and different community centers. This statement was given by a senior officer from President Biden’s administration.
The Johnson & Johnson vaccine doses will be delivered on Tuesday morning. The best part about the Johnson vaccine is that it is a one-dose vaccine. This means, people won’t have to return for a second dose to stay protected. The information was provided by Dr. Walensky.
In addition to this, as per new information by vaccine manufacturers. The vaccine does not need to be kept in the freezer. It can be just stored at a refrigerated temperature. Thus, it will become convenient to transport and store the vaccine. Thus, the vaccine delivery as well as distribution will increase the pace.
Many health experts opine that people should not be deterred by the J&J’s lower numbers. The J&J Vaccine was tested later than the other two vaccines and it was tested when the cases were surging.
As per information, the J&J vaccine was also tested in South Africa when the B.1.351 strain was dominant there. Health expert Dr. Anthony Fauci said that they would be happy to get the Johnson & Johnson vaccine as only one shot was needed. For the latest information about Covid-19 stay glued to our platform.