According to a recent research, as compared to the original virus, the Delta variant of COVID-19 doubles the risk of hospitalization. Health authorities are now stepping up their efforts to get individuals vaccinated.
Concerns of COVID-19 Started To Rise Again
In a recently published article in CNN News, concerns about COVID-19 are resurfacing, with 24 states reporting an increase of at least 10 percent in Covid-19 cases in the previous week, according to statistics from Johns Hopkins University. The Delta variation, which is extremely infectious and may cause much more severe disease than earlier Covid-19 versions, is mostly responsible for this increase.
Despite these alarming developments, the White House has shown no signs of altering its mind on how it intends to combat COVID-19. Following a 100-day mask requirement and stringent advice on social distance, mask wearing, and crowd control at the start of President Joe Biden’s tenure, the President and his staff have mainly urged people to return to normal once they are completely vaccinated.
The government is worried about the spread of the Delta variant in areas of the country with poor vaccination rates, but not so much that the variant would plunge the country back into the pandemic’s dark days, according to Yahoo News.
Health Officials To Boost Vaccination
Officials from the White House are keeping a careful eye on the spread of the Delta variant and research into the vaccinations’ long-term efficacy. Officials believe the variant has re-energized their efforts to raise immunization rates in areas where they are still low.
Despite this, the administration’s bottom line remains the same: if you’re vaccinated, you’re protected; if you’re not, you’re still at danger. The White House stated that it will expand on its current tactics to reach out to more Americans, give more vaccinations to primary care physicians and pediatricians, increase mobile clinic operations, and set up immunization clinics at businesses, according to a published report in The New York Times.
According to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, those who have been completely vaccinated against Covid-19 are protected against the Delta version. However, some Americans have not been fully vaccinated or refuse to receive the injection, and only 47.6 percent of the population has been fully immunized.
Clusters of unvaccinated Americans are susceptible to COVID-19 outbreaks and may become breeding grounds for even more lethal COVID variant, putting the whole country at danger, according to health experts. The government is phasing down nationwide bulk immunization locations in favor of more focused neighborhood outreach.