West Virginia, once hailed as a vaccine leader, now has one of the lowest rates in the country. And Covid-19 is displacing hundreds of residents each day.
The governor announced that the number of Covid-19 patients in ICUs had reached an all-time high of 298.
GOP Governor Said We Will Surely Lose Citizens If Not Vaccinated
Many doctors are increasing their calls for Americans to get vaccinated, especially since the flu season might result in concurrent illnesses of the Delta strain and the flu.
This may be devastating not just for a person’s immunity but also for overburdened hospitals.
“We’ve been casual about the progress of respiratory diseases in the winter season,” said the doctor, who is the former head of the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
“With the flu and Covid spreading, we won’t be able to enjoy that complacency any longer,” he added.
He suggested that this may include voluntary winter mask use or enhanced air filtering in schools and workplaces.
The White House has stated that vaccination requirements for certain private firms are still weeks away from being enforced, despite President Joe Biden’s announcement of the new regulations.
During a news conference on Wednesday, Whitehouse assistant Jen Psaki stated that the administration expects “more detail” on the regulations “in the coming weeks.”
Psaki stated that while she “couldn’t offer a timeframe” for the regulations, “OSHA is working on them.”
However, there may be some positive news coming on our way. The Organization for Disease Control and Prevention issued an ensemble prediction on Wednesday, predicting that new Covid-19 fatalities will likely decline over the following four weeks.
According to last week’s estimate, which was released on September 22, up to 736,000 Covid-19 fatalities might be reported by October 16.
The very last time fatalities were expected to fall was on June 30.
The CDC predicts a reduction in new Covid-19 deaths for the third week.
As the more eligible Americans receive a third dose of the Covid-19 vaccine, new data show that “the frequency and type of adverse effects were similar to those seen after the second vaccine doses and were mostly usually mild and short-lived,” according to Dr. Rochelle Walensky, general manager of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
The most prevalent symptoms were injection site discomfort (71%), tiredness (56%), and headaches (43.4 percent).
Thruster doses of the Pfizer/BioNTech immunization are now usable for people over 65 who received the immunization at least six months ago. Grown-ups with a health problem that puts them at high risk of serious illness from Covid-19; and adults who live or work in an environment where they’re at higher risk of coronavirus exposure.
Health officials are also investigating whether people who received the Moderna or Johnson & Johnson vaccines can receive Pfizer boosts before the firms issue their own, according to Dr. Anthony Fauci, chief of the NIAID.
Data testing the safety and effectiveness of combining various brands of vaccinations will be sent to the FDA for evaluation soon, according to Fauci on Tuesday.