Disneyland reopened on Friday, and the Mayor of New York predicts the big city will be bustling again by July 1 as the number of Americans fully vaccinated against COVID-19 shut down 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.
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.
As of Friday morning, more than 99 million Americans, or more than 38% of all adults, had received their full vaccination, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.About 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.
CDC officials reported Friday that it was anxiety, not a shooting issue, which caused a reaction in dozens of people at vaccine clinics in five states in early April.
Many of the 64 people fainted or reported dizziness. Some people nausea or vomiting, and others have a heartbeat, chest pain, or other symptoms. No one is seriously ill.
In New York, Mayor Bill de Blasio said Thursday he expected to see COVID-19 restrictions be lifted and the city “fully reopened” by July 1, he cited increased vaccination rates. And lower hospital admissions
“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 remove the restrictions as early as possible.
“I don’t want to wait that long. I think if we do what we have to do, we can turn it on faster, ”he said.
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