DALLAS (AP) – Disneyland reopened on Friday and the shipping line welcomed the news that they could sail in the United States again in mid-summer due to the number of Americans being accustomed to. Fully vaccinated against COVID-19 to 100 million people.
Visitors cheered in glee as the Southern California theme park opened its doors for the first time in 13 months in a powerful symbol of the U.S. resurgence, although the self-proclaimed happiest place in the world allowed it. Only for guests in the state Now and working with only 25% capacity.
The reopening and similar steps elsewhere across the country reflect increasing optimism as COVID-19 deaths fall and the number of people who received the vaccine. This is in stark contrast to the radical disasters in India and Brazil and the availability of vaccines in many poor areas of the world.
In fact, the United States said on Friday it would restrict travel from India from Tuesday, citing a sharp rise in COVID-19 cases in the country and the development of potentially dangerous strains of the coronavirus.
While the overall death toll from COVID-19 in the United States eclipsed 575,000, the deaths dropped to an average of about 670 per day from a peak of around 3,400 in mid-January.
Thirty-nine percent of the adult population in the country have received their full vaccination, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.More than 55% of adults received at least one dose.
However, about 8% of people who received one dose of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine have not returned to receive a second injection, officials said, said Dr. Anthony Fosi, the country’s top infectious disease expert, said it’s important. It is necessary to complete the course in order to get maximum protection from the coronavirus.
“Make sure you got that second dose,” he said at a White House briefing.
Dr. Lee Na Wen, a former Baltimore health commissioner and professor of health policy at George Washington University, said fully vaccinating about 40 percent of American adults was a great achievement. But not enough
“The hardest part is ahead of us,” she said. “I’m very worried that we won’t go anywhere close to 2021 herd immunity.”
Wen noted that Fauci accounts for about 70% to 85% of the US population who will need to be vaccinated to get herd immunity.
The impetus for vaccination has slowed in recent weeks, although shots have been thrown out to all adults. Wen said improved weather and a lower number of patients would make it harder to reach those who had not yet been vaccinated.
“People who are on the fence about getting vaccinated may have less reason to get vaccinated now because they don’t see the coronavirus as an existing crisis,” she said.
CDC officials reported Friday that it was anxiety, not a shooting problem, causing fainting, dizziness and other reactions reported in 64 people at vaccine clinics in five states in early April. No one is seriously ill
The shipping line, meanwhile, has been cheering on the news that the CDC intends to resume shipping in the US in mid-summer and is adjusting some rules to speed up the process.
Earlier this week, the CDC said in a letter to industry that it would permit untrained sailing if 98 percent of crew and 95 percent of passengers were fully vaccinated against COVID-19.
“The voices of community leaders and the broader cruise community are hearing – and we are very grateful for that,” said La Cisa Lambert, a spokeswoman for the Cruise Lines International Association.
Cruise ships in the US have been shut down due to the outbreak since March 2020
NYC set to ‘totally reopened’
In New York, Mayor Bill de Blasio said Thursday he expected to see COVID-19 restrictions be lifted and the city would. “Reopening” completely by July 1, he cited increased vaccination rates and lower hospitalizations.
“We are ready to open a business store, open a full-power cinema office,” he told MSNBC.
However, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has maintained throughout the crisis that the decision was his only, and he said Thursday he wanted to lift the restrictions early.
“I don’t want to wait that long, I think if we do what we have to do
Cuomo said on Friday that New York City could increase indoor dining to 75 percent of its capacity from May 7.
In Michigan, which in recent weeks has become the worst hot spot in the United States, numbers are finally showing improvement and the Gretchen Whitmer government has announced plans to tie restrictions to the state’s vaccination rates.
Anderson reported from New York Taxin from Anaheim, California.
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