The main person responsible for the fight against COVID-19 in the US, Anthony Fauci, has warned that the situation in the country is “somewhat precarious”, having recorded an average of more than 60,000 daily infections in the past seven days. Even so, half of American adults are already vaccinated with at least one dose.
Fauci has detailed that the vaccination campaign will result in a decrease in those numbers, despite the fact that about 52,000 new coronavirus infections have been detected in the past 24 hours, according to Johns Hopkins University – the lowest level in the past week.
On a broadcast on ABC television, the epidemiologist stated that the record number of those vaccinated is “good news, we need to keep doing this, although we also need to make sure” that people do not neglect caution and declare victory ahead of time “.
On the other hand, he expected that the decision to resume immunization with Johnson Johnson’s Janssen vaccine would likely be made on Friday and that he “had great doubts that they would simply stop using this biologic”.
This Sunday, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC, acronym for English) reported that half of US citizens over the age of 18 had received at least one dose of the vaccine against COVID-19 – about 130 million people.
The number of adults who received the full vaccination plan, on the other hand, is around 32 percent. Currently, most states have opened vaccination to anyone over the age of 16, while some are already promoting an excess of unadministered vaccines, Bloomberg notes.
After this rate, it will take another three months for 75 percent of the population to be vaccinated, although the vaccination rate has increased to about 3.2 million doses per day.