According to data released by CDC, the new daily coronavirus cases in the US have now crossed over 100000amid the recent surge in the delta variant of the deadly virus. Given the fast transmission of this variant especially in the unvaccinated population, efforts are on to increase the rate of vaccination throughout the nation.
In view of these concerns, officials including teachers’ unions are now expressing support for local corona vaccine mandates. It is now expected that local entities like colleges, businesses, and schools shall impose vaccine mandates to enter these public places.
The Relentless Rise In New Covid-19 Cases In The US: Children Worst Affected
In fact, at the local level, some restaurants, gyms in places like New York, California are now making vaccines compulsory for entering these premises. A lot of corporates including Microsoft, Facebook, etc. have now made it mandatory for employees to be vaccinated before entering their office premises.
Based on a recent update from Dr. Fauci, the director of the National Institute for Allergies and Infectious Diseases, he hopes to get full approval for the vaccines from the US FDA by the end of the month, though he warned that US FDA is an independent body and shall conduct the review process independently. He even warned that there may be other variants of the delta variant in the future and we must be prepared for such a possibility as well.
In the meanwhile, it is observed that children are now bearing the brunt of the Covid-10 outbreak and a record number of children are now being hospitalized. A recent update health department projected that Children hospitals in places like Tennessee will be completely occupied by the end of this week.
Looking at the rising number of children affected by the virus, some schools are now closing while some are making masks mandatory for the entire duration of their classes. In the meanwhile, support groups are already hinting at vaccinating all children under 12 as well. In Austin, Texas, it is observed that kids with symptomatic Covid-19 infection are facing severe symptoms as compared to that in the previous waves leading to a rise in concerns of fresh lockdowns as well.
Amid these rising uncertainties, there is a silver lining as well. The pace of vaccinations has gone up drastically and more and more people are getting vaccinated, especially in areas with low vaccinations like Floride and Texas.
According to the latest update by the Johns Hopkins University Data, the USA has now 35.7 million confirmed coronavirus cases and 616000 deaths. Biden’s opponents are raising the issue of fast easing of lockdowns and the problem of millions of kids returning to school as the key reason behind the surge in the number of cases lately.
Dr. Fauci has called this surge “an outbreak of the unvaccinated” and advocating fast vaccination as the only measure to curb the surge in infection rate. It is believed that once US FDA fully approves the vaccines, the adoption of vaccines shall rise drastically.