The signs and age groups for Pfizer and Moderna vaccines are shown at the Vaccination Center because California has opened up immunization for residents aged 16 and over during the coronavirus (COVID) outbreak. -19) in Chula Vista, California, USA, April 15, 2021.
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Former Food and Drug Administration Commissioner Scott Gottleib on Sunday said the rapid decline in new cases of COVID-19 in the United States is likely to continue, forecasting that it is likely to continue. “The summer is relatively quiet when the coronavirus is spread”
“Look, the situation in the US is steadily improving, and I think in the coming weeks we will see a decrease in the acceleration of cases,” Gottlieb said on CBS News’ Face the Nation.
Doctors credit many of the vaccination campaigns run under President Donald Trump and continue under President Joe Biden for the country’s ability to control the spread of the disease.
“This is a huge success – the introduction of this vaccine has allowed more Americans to get vaccinated and it will continue,” Gottlieb said. In the coming weeks But we will receive more and more people as we come into the summer. ”
To date, more than 100 million Americans have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, or nearly a third of the roughly 146 million people, or 44% of the population, have received at least the drug. One time
Vaccination rates have dropped somewhat in the past few weeks, after months of escalating, the majority of individuals who are most eager to get vaccinated now have received them.
As more Americans are getting the vaccine, Covid-19 patients have fallen sharply. As of Saturday, the seven-day average of daily new cases fell to just under 50,000, a 17% drop from the previous week. Hospitalization and death from disease were also reduced.
To understand what might happen in the United States, Gottlieb said it might be helpful to look at the heavily vaccinated San Francisco.
About 71% of people in San Francisco had at least one vaccine and 47% were fully vaccinated. They recorded about 20 cases per day. They had about 20 admitted. In the hospital, ”Gottlieb said.
“They had a significant reduction in COVID in that city and mostly due to vaccinations,” he added.
Using the financial terms, Gottlieb suggested that vaccination profits were “caged” and “relatively sustainable”.
“We are entering a warm month to build resistance to the spread of the coronavirus and we are blocking these profits,” Gottlieb said.
Although the health situation appears on top of normalcy in the United States. But it’s worse in other countries with fewer resources. In India, there were 400,000 new daily cases on Saturday, a record high.
Disclosure: Scott Gottlieb is a CNBC contributor and board member of Pfizer, Tempus genetic testing startup Tempus, healthcare technology company Aetion Inc. and biotech company Illumina. He also serves as co-chair of Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings and Royal Caribbean’s “Healthy Sail Panel”.
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