31 million Americans have been vaccinated against COVID-19

In New York, data from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) dated March 8, 2021 showed that 31 million Americans have been vaccinated against COVID-19 by either Pfizer and Moderna.

After a year of struggling with the pandemic, the United States reached a positive milestone for the first time with the number of people being vaccinated surpassing the number of people infected with COVID-19.

Vaccination against COVID-19 for people in Ohio, USA on February 10, 2021. Photo: AFP
Vaccination against COVID-19 for people in Ohio, USA on February 10, 2021. Photo: AFP

In New York, data from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) dated March 8, 2021 showed that 31 million Americans have been vaccinated with either Pfizer and Moderna. It is also forecasted that the number of Americans vaccinated in the near future will increase very quickly with the presence of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine. Up to this point, the number of Americans who have tested positive for the SARS-CoV-2 virus is about 28 million.

Talking to Newsweek, Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases of the United States, recommended that despite such achievements, this is not the time for the United States to relax measures. Community prevention measures because keeping the number of infections at a low level will be the key to helping people return to normal life soon.

Current vaccines can protect people from becoming seriously ill with COVID-19 and limit the spread of the virus to others who have not been vaccinated. However, scientists do not yet know how contagious the virus will be to those who have been vaccinated, so it is still recommended that people who have been vaccinated should not be too comfortable participating in large gatherings. people.

According to the plan, the United States will have completed vaccinations for about 70-85% of people by the end of this summer or early autumn, but Dr. Fauci also warned that the US could face another wave of infections. . He recommended that the US should relax restrictive measures gradually and absolutely should not stop wearing masks; At the same time, he said that the decision of the governors of Texas and Mississippi to repeal the mandatory mask wearing order was "incomprehensible".

For his part, Mississippi Governor Tate Reeves on March 7 said that the number of infections in his state is not as high as in other states, moreover, the main purpose is not to eliminate this virus immediately, but to do it. to protect the lives and livelihoods of the people.

According to the latest data, the United States had 682 deaths and 40,336 new infections on March 7. Last week, the number of new infections stood at nearly 60,000 cases per day, down about 12% from the previous two weeks.

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