Fresno, California 2021-05-01 11:44:14 –
Visitors cheered and shouted when Southern California theme parks opened their gates for the first time in 13 months and became a powerful symbol of US rebounds. Currently, it is operating at only 25% capacity.
Similar steps to reopening elsewhere in the country reflect the growing optimism as COVID-19 deaths decline and vaccination ranks rise. ..
In fact, the United States announced on Friday that it would limit travel from India from Tuesday due to the catastrophic increase in COVID-19 cases in India and the emergence of potentially dangerous coronavirus variants.
The total number of deaths infected with COVID-19 in the United States exceeded 575,000, but the number of deaths plummeted from a peak of about 3,400 in mid-January to an average of about 670 per day.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 39 percent of the US adult population is fully vaccinated. Over 55% of adults have taken at least one dose from 30% a month ago.
However, about 8% of people who received either the Pfizer vaccine or the modelna vaccine once did not return for the second dose, officials said. Dr. Anthony Fauci, the country’s top infectious disease expert, said it was important to complete the course for maximum protection against the virus.
“Don’t forget to take your second dose,” he said at a White House briefing.
Dr. Linawen, a former Baltimore Health Commissioner and visiting professor at Dean of George Washington University, said that complete vaccination of about 40% of American adults is a great achievement, but not enough.
“The hardest part is in front of us,” she said. “I am very worried that we will not reach herd immunity in 2021.”
Wen said Fauci estimates that 70% to 85% of the US population needs to be vaccinated to achieve herd immunity.
Immunization momentum has slowed in recent weeks, even though shots are open to all adults. Wen said it would be difficult to reach people who have not yet been vaccinated as the weather improves and the number of cases decreases.
“People who are at risk of vaccination do not consider the coronavirus to be an existential crisis, so there may be less reason to vaccinate now,” she said.
CDC officials also reported that it was anxious and not a shot issue that caused the fainting, dizziness, and other reactions reported to 64 people at vaccine clinics in five states in early April. No one has a serious illness.
Meanwhile, Cruiseline supported the news that the CDC has promised to resume voyages in the United States by midsummer and is adjusting some rules to speed up the process.
The CDC said in a letter to the industry this week that if 98% of its crew and 95% of its passengers were fully vaccinated, they would cruise the vessel without first taking a practice trip.
A spokeswoman for the Cruise Lines International Association, Radiza Lambert, said:
US cruises have been closed due to a pandemic since March 2020.
In other travel news, the Transportation Security Administration has extended the requirement for passengers on planes, trains and buses to wear masks. The rule was set to expire on May 11th, but now it will run until September 13th. The airline and its union have sought an extension, saying that masks help protect the safety of passengers and workers.
In Michigan, the worst hotspot in the United States in recent weeks, numbers are finally improving, and Governor Gretchen Whitmer has announced plans to link lifting restrictions to state immunization rates.
Mayor Bill de Blasio of New York said Thursday that he hopes the precautionary measures will be lifted and the city will be “fully reopened” by July 1. He said at MSNBC.
However, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo claimed that he was the only such decision throughout the crisis, and on Thursday he said he wanted to end the restrictions sooner.
“I don’t want to wait that long. I think I can get back on track faster if I do what I have to do,” he said.
Cuomo said Friday that New York City could increase indoor dining to 75% of its capacity from May 7.
Anderson reported from New York and Taxine from Anaheim, California.
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