Dr. Anthony Fauci, Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases Testifies during the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee hearing on the federal government’s response to the coronavirus in Capitol Hill on March 18, 2017. . 2021 in Washington, D.C.
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US public health officials are struggling to get more Americans vaccinated. To keep the delta variable from being identified for the first time in India from spreading across the United States.
The variant has become a dominant breed in the UK. This accounts for about 60% of new infections. It is now more prevalent than the Alpha species. Formerly known as the B.1.1.7 strain, it was first identified in the UK. And transmission is peaking in people between the ages of 12 and 20, said Dr. Anthony Fauci, chief medical adviser to the White House. said at a press conference on Tuesday.
in the United States Delta variables today account for more than 6% of the cases scientists can classify, he said. The actual number tends to be higher. because the United States Use genetic sequences in some cases.
“in the UK The delta variable is rapidly emerging as the main variable … replacing B.1.1.7,” Fauci said. “We can’t let that happen in the United States.”
US President Joe Biden has set a goal of administering at least one vaccine administered to 70% of US adults. All by July 4th, it took less than four weeks, and 63.7% of the adult population received their first shot, according to data compiled by the CDC’s Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. About 53% of all U.S. adults are vaccinated. completely
The World Health Organization said last week that it was first detected in October. Delta variants have spread to at least 62 countries.
“We continue to observe a significant increase in the spread. and the number of countries reporting outbreaks associated with this variant is increasing,” the WHO said last week of the Delta strain. Noting that additional studies are of high importance.
A handful of delta species in India. This led to increased infections and deaths that clogged the hospital system. The Indian government announced on Monday that the country would soon begin vaccinating against COVID-19. Free to all adults in the country
Fauci also said the Delta variant is more contagious and may be associated with a greater risk of hospitalization than the original “wild” strain of COVID-19.
Studies have also shown that two doses of Pfizer or AstraZeneca injections are effective against delta stress. According to the National Institutes of Health
Two Pfizer vaccines were shown to be 88% effective compared to the Delta variant, while two doses of AstraZeneca were shown to be 60% effective against the strain, according to the NIH.
Fauci emphasized the importance of getting two doses after the NIH study found that three weeks after a single dose of either vaccine was only 33% effective compared to the Delta variant.