United States surpasses 40 million total cases of COVID-19

Aneela SiddiquiWeb Editor

09th Sep, 2021. 12:53 pm
United States

The United States has reached another depressing COVID-19 milestone. COVID-19 has infected more than 40 million people in the United States, according to statistics from Johns Hopkins University.

In the previous four weeks alone, more than 4 million cases have been reported.

This figure shows the number of positive test results that have been officially reported. According to several experts, the actual number of infections is significantly higher.

Since the pandemic began, more than 649,000 Americans have died, according to the data.

Dr. Anthony Fauci, the White House expert in charge of the coronavirus response, remains optimistic that Pfizer booster doses will be ready on September 20.

Moderna may take a bit longer and Johnson and Johnson’s booster is still being researched.

Fauci discusses how to protect children under 12 from Covid-19

Adults can conduct a vital step to protect children who are too young to be vaccinated against Covid-19, according to Dr. Anthony Fauci.

According to a recent report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, children in areas with lower vaccination rates need more emergency room visits and hospitalizations.

ER visits for children under the age of 17 were 3.4 times higher in the states with the lowest vaccination rates, and hospitalizations were 3.7 times higher in the states with the highest vaccination rates during a two-week period in mid-to-late August.

Some states are attempting to stay ahead of the latest outbreak by vaccinating many people as soon as possible.

“The way you protect children who, because of their age, cannot get vaccinated yet is to surround the children — be it friends, family, school teachers, personnel in the school — surround the children with vaccinated people,” the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases told on Sunday.

“Washington schools have the structure, protocol and people to have successful in-person education,” Shah said.

People must wear masks if the United States wants to keep children in the classroom this school year, according to Fauci. However, some places have mandated the use of masks and vaccines, others have resisted such efforts.

Governor Andy Beshear of Kentucky said he’s restricted on what he can do because state authorities opposed his attempt to impose a mandate of school mask.

“If I had the ability to do it right now, we would have a masking order when you are in public and indoors. We know that’s a proven way to slow the spread of the virus, and ultimately help our healthcare capacity,” Beshear told on Sunday.

 

 

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