Vaccination rate against covid-19 in America US government officials said Wednesday that the number of deaths and deaths from the coronavirus has risen by more than 20 percent after several entities adopted vaccine requirements.
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White House COVID-19 response coordinator Jeff Ziants told reporters that 77 percent of eligible Americans had received at least one dose of the vaccine.
“The increase in vaccination rates has been due to mandates implemented by private companies, health systems, social institutions and state and local governments,” he said in a statement.
US President Joe Biden’s team has faced challenges in overcoming the coronavirus pandemic as a large segment of the US population continues to resist taking safe, widely available vaccines into the country.
Biden last month announced policies forcing most healthcare workers and federal employees to receive the Covid-19 vaccine and forcing large employers to vaccinate or test their workers weekly, but the federal government has failed to enforce the order. The rules are still being formalised. . Some states and large employers have already made vaccines mandatory.
“Since the end of July, when the president announced vaccination requirements and called on organizations to follow his lead, the number of eligible Americans who were not vaccinated has increased from 97 million to 66 million individuals at nearly one There has been a reduction of a third.” Ziants said.
Rochelle Valensky, director of the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, said the seven-day average of Covid-19 cases per day was down 12% from last week and the seven-day average of daily deaths fell 5%.
But officials warned that this was not the time to let down their guards.
“Despite the recent decrease in cases, most communities across the country are still experiencing high levels of community transmission,” Valensky said.
“It is absolutely necessary to focus on controlling COVID across the country, especially as we move into the autumn and winter season”, through masks and vaccines, he said.
Covid-19 has killed more than 700,000 people in the United States, and getting the pandemic under control remains a priority for the president for health, economic and political reasons.
Last week, Biden urged more companies to force their employees to get vaccinated. The White House increasingly sees these mandates as vital to ending the pandemic, but efforts have met resistance in some states led by Republican governors, notably Florida and Texas, who argue that such requirements are personal. infringement of liberty.