The US sees more than 20000 instances of coronavirus infections. The number remains consistent for some time. The Delta variant of the virus is spreading fast in the country. This, according to scientists, spreads faster than the other variants. And it is the most common among the coronavirus cases herein. As per the data available today, the country’s last time witnessing such a rise in infections was in May.
The Rise In COVID 19 Infections Causes Alarm In The Country; One States Sees An Entire Takeover
According to CDC, more than 9000000 people live in the countries that have reported this rise in infections. All of them are under-vaccinated. Most of these counties belong to the group of places where the Delta variant is spreading at an alarming rate. These may lead to mini-surges in the country, health officials warn. In certain areas, the rate of vaccination is below 30%.
The country does not want to see two groups of people; vaccinated, safe, unvaccinated, and unprotected.
At a national level, 47.9% of the population has received the full vaccination. In 20 States, this is more than 50%.
Officials have sounded the alarm, particularly in Mississippi. Here, only one-third of the population is vaccinated. Officials there say that the Delta variant has taken over the city. There is an outbreak among youngsters, among the elderly, in nursing homes, and among summer vacationers. It is also causing a rise in the number of hospitalizations.
The number of deaths, however, remains low. They, however, expect this to change within no time. The number of deaths lags behind the number of infections in general.
The Government recommends that people avoid taking part in mass gatherings until July 26. It also advises people whose immune system is weaker to follow the new guidelines published in this regard strictly.
In such an instance, health experts advise those suffering from respiratory illnesses to get tested at the earliest. The symptoms of COVID 19 and common may overlap. Furthermore, both are respiratory illnesses. But everyone may not experience the same symptoms. Some may not even fall ill at all.
Even then, a fully vaccinated person can feel safe, experts say. Vaccines work against severe infection and hospitalization. They advise that a breakthrough infection is the success of vaccination because the vaccination does what is meant to do. It minimizes hospitalizations and deaths.
Breakthrough infection happens when a fully vaccinated person contracts the infection. Studies show that a person who develops a breakthrough infection does not replicate enough viruses to spread it to others. He may test positive. But is, most probably, not a spreader of the virus.
The only concern is prevalent among experts about how long the vaccine-induced immunity will last. With Pfizer’s announcement of the production of a booster dose, the question is a hot topic across the globe today. Experts recommend that you go as per the advice you receive from FDA and CDC. FDA is the regulator. And CDC takes decisions based on the recommendations from the committee on immunization practices.
Health officials do respect the work of the pharmaceuticals. But what the public should follow is the guidelines concerning authorities publish in the matter. At present, the country has strong faith in the two doses of the vaccines. And for the time being, their effectiveness should not be a cause of concern.
Earlier, Pfizer said that vaccine-induced immunity wanes after some time. And it is planning to produce a booster dose. According to the company, the development is not new.
In the meantime, CDC wants schools to re-open. They should give priority to in-person education. It also stresses the need for safety measures like wearing masks and social distancing.