The U.S. has vaccinated 100 million individuals against coronavirus, officers introduced Friday. Jeff Zients, the White House COVID-19 Response Coordinator, mentioned that 55% of American adults now have a minimum of one dose of vaccine.
“Today we reached a major milestone on the number of Americans fully vaccinated,” Zients mentioned. “Today 100 million Americans are fully vaccinated. Nearly double the 55 million who were fully vaccinated at the end of March. That’s 100 million, nearly 40% of all adult Americans who are now fully vaccinated with protection from COVID-19 two weeks after getting their last shot. That’s 100 million Americans with a sense of relief and peace of mind knowing that after a hard long year they are protected from the virus. Knwoing their decision to get vaccinated protects not just themselves, but also protects their families, their friends and their communities.”
Over 300 million doses of the vaccine have been shipped all through the U.S. to this point, and 220 million of these have been administered. However, the day by day charges of vaccination have dropped from the highs of over 3 million per day all the way down to 2.6 million.
“We know we have more work to do and in the weeks and months ahead we will continue building on the progress we’ve made in our first 100 days,” Zients mentioned.
Overall, the U.S. has seen a 16% drop within the 7-day day by day common of latest coronavirus circumstances reported, with over 53,000 diseases tallied yesterday. Hospitalizations are additionally down about 10%, and officers noticed an 8% drop in dying charges as nicely.
Dr. Rochelle Walensky, head of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), mentioned the company has additionally made vital progress in genomic sequencing to establish mutations and detect new variants.
When requested if a plan set forth by New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio to reopen on July 1 is possible, or an instance of reopening too quickly, Walensky voiced optimism about present tendencies however warned that the virus “has tricked us before.”
“We’re focused on getting people vaccinated and decreasing the case rates,” she mentioned. “If we can continue at this pace, case rates are coming down, vaccinations are going up then I think July 1 would be a reasonable target.”