Several health officials have warned that a balance must be used to ensure efforts to test for Covid-19 continue even as the country pushes for more coronavirus vaccinations.
“The shift at some of the larger venues from testing to vaccination, at least now, makes sense, just because we have to start expanding vaccination doses. But I think there is a balance, ”Plescia said.
“We can’t turn everything into vaccinations,” he said. “We need resources to get people tested.”
Ballparks transformed into a larger vaccination facility.
The announcement stated that the change of the resource “It will temporarily reduce the testing capacity” in the LA area, but “the daily vaccine will be more than three times” for the local population.
“Vaccines are the most sure path to defeating this virus and charting a pathway to recovery, so the city, county and our entire team are putting the best resources into the field to get Angelenos vaccinated as quickly and safely as possible. And the most efficient “
“These stadiums are a great place to be reused for more vaccinations,” Freeman said, but she added that testing is still important.
“We have locations across the country still experiencing high levels of transmission and recurrence of the disease that we cannot reduce testing at now,” she said. “We are too early in the injection process. Vaccines to do so because we still have to mitigate and manage the spread of disease even if we get vaccinated. ”
Massive vaccination sites are likely to emerge after the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services announced Tuesday that the federal government will help states set up.
‘We are not going to be vaccinated to find a way out’ from the falling power.
After plunging at the end of December, tests across the United States rebounded to record highs before the holidays. According to the COVID monitoring program, the seven-day average of the new tests was more than 1.9 million per day, and it has never been higher.
“The county and local health departments are figuring out how to continue testing and conducting mass-scale testing,” Bryant said.
She said changing sports stadiums and other large areas for vaccines would be a boon for vaccine delivery. “As far as the testing goes, we know at the local public health level that it’s still very important, and we’re not going to sacrifice one another.”
The purpose of testing and vaccination is different.
“In an ideal world, we will have enough resources to optimize the vaccine rollout and continue testing the required doses,” she said. “I think there will always be giving and taking.”
Plescia, from the Association of State and Territory Health Officers, acknowledged that vaccination is the solution to the epidemic – but it is not a solution to the now-record high number of cases and deaths.
“This is a problem we are experiencing right now, with the infection rate rising rapidly, with hospitals becoming more and more dying, we are not going to get vaccinated to avoid that problem,” Plescia said.
“What we do now with vaccinations hasn’t actually happened for months, so to control what’s happening right now, we need to continue testing, isolate and quarantine people with masks.” And maintain Social distance “