Experts said they saw that it was coming.
Infectious diseases expert Mati Hlatshwayo Davis told CNN the first few months. “But now we come to the crowd” wait and see “and” I don’t need it. “
“Confidence in vaccines needs to be addressed, while access needs to be addressed,” Davis said. Ponder over where the holes are and where we can shoot in people’s arms. ”
“The group that we should target first is people who really need the vaccine. But they haven’t, because they have other areas of life to worry about, ”such as multitasking or caring for older parents or children.
“We have to make it easy for them to get vaccines. I think we should close many vaccination sites, distribute vaccines to doctors’ offices, pharmacies, public clinics, churches, schools and workplaces,” Wen added.
And there is a group of people who have particular concerns about the vaccine, such as what the potential side effects might be, Wen said.
“We need to ideally address these concerns by people in their communities who have changed their minds at first thought. ‘I’m also concerned about the vaccine. But this is what changed my mind. ”
The US is still in a race to get vaccinated.
But the sooner the US vaccines Americans, the more likely the country has a chance to prevent the spread of the virus and the likelihood of developing new, dangerous strains.
“The more viruses and viruses replicated, the more likely they are to mutate, and this means more opportunities for different strains to develop,” Walensky said.
In Oregon, Kate Brown’s government sounded the alarm on Friday, saying the state had recorded 20 percent more COVID-19 cases for five consecutive weeks and nearly increased the number of hospitalizations. Twice in a week
The governor said the cases were widespread and were driven by an increasingly diverse form of contact.
Many counties will now see tougher restrictions temporarily to help slow the spread of the virus.
In the summer we can get back to normal, experts say.
CDC Director Walensky said plans to launch Covid-19 on Friday, July 1, were reasonable.
“Our focus is on getting patients vaccinated and reducing the rate of patients,” she said. “If we can continue at this rhythm – the case rates are decreasing, vaccination will go up – I think the day. July 1 seems to be a reasonable goal. ”
One expert told CNN on Saturday that during the summer, the United States will be very close to the normal one we desire.
“When we hit the summer and hit 60, the 70% vaccination rate, the transmission rate goes down, and that means life looks a lot like 2019,” said Dr. Peter Hotez, dean of the National School of Tropical Medicine. Baylor College of Medicine
But for now, Hotez said there was still a significant degree of spread of the virus.
Last week, the United States had an average of more than 49,000 new Covid-19 cases per day, according to Johns Hopkins University.
Although the Covid-19 numbers improve, it is important to vaccinate Americans to prevent the return of the virus in the fall and winter, Wen said.
“I … fear that people will be complacent,” she said. “They will see that things go back to normal, they can do things they had never been able to do before, no matter how well they have been. Get vaccinated. “
If the person in the fence of the house is not vaccinated, the United States may not be able to provide extensive protection against the virus, Wen said.
“And then in the winter … we have a big resurgence, maybe we have species that came from other countries and we can start the whole process all over again,” she said.
CNN’s Kelsie Smith and Virginia Langmaid contributed to this report.