As the highly contagious Delta variant continues to spread, the country now has an average of more than 100,000 new cases per day.
The top infectious disease experts in the United States and the chairman of the second-largest teachers’ union in the United States have expressed support for the local coronavirus vaccine regulations because U.S. responds to surge In terms of infection, hospitalization and death.
Dr. Anthony Fauci, the chief medical adviser of the White House, said he expects that once the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) finally approves the COVID-19 vaccine, local entities such as universities and companies will enforce vaccination.
This is what some skeptics say, they need to do this before being vaccinated.
“And I strongly support… we have to take extra steps to get people vaccinated,” Fauci said in an interview with NBC’s interview news program on Sunday, adding that he hopes the FDA’s final approval will be later this month. arrival.
“But for those who don’t want it, I think it needs to be done at the local level,” he added.
His comment comes from the United States Now it averages over 100,000 Daily COVID-19 infection, which is largely caused by the spread of the virus Highly infectious Delta variant Especially in areas where vaccination rates are low in the country.
According to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 50.1% of Americans are considered to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, while 58.5% have at least one dose.
But public health experts have described the continuing surge as an “unvaccinated outbreak” and has been urge Tens of millions of Americans who have not yet been vaccinated go out to receive widely available vaccines.
Now, the total number of daily new cases in the United States has soared to 118,000, the highest level since February, and the number of deaths in the past two weeks has increased by 89%, even if it has declined slightly globally.
Francis Collins, president of the National Institutes of Health, said on ABC’s program this week: “We shouldn’t really get where we are now,” he added, “In this regard, yes, we are failing.”
Collins said: “If we can get everyone vaccinated more effectively, we won’t be in the situation where the delta is now proliferating.” “Now we are paying a terrible price.”
At the same time, in the children’s hospitals of Florida and other U.S. states, the number of new infections and Be hospitalized Across the country, as young people are increasingly affected, they are “overwhelmed.”
However, Republican Governor Ron DeSantis issued an order prohibiting school districts in the state from compulsory wearing masks, a method recommended by the CDC at the end of last month to stop the spread of the virus.
Collins said that if children who return to face-to-face learning are not required to wear masks, the virus will spread more widely. “This may cause an outbreak in schools, and children will have to re-learn remotely. This is one thing we want to prevent,” she said.
The president of the American Federation of Teachers, Randi Weingarten, told NBC News’ “Meet the Press” program in another interview on Sunday that she believes that American teachers should be required to be vaccinated to protect too young to be able to Students receiving injections.
“The situation has changed,” Wengarten said. “Children under the age of 12 cannot be vaccinated, which is really heavy for me.
“I think it is necessary… to stand up and say it is a matter of personal conscience,” she said.