By Peter Szekely and Dan Whitcomb
(Reuters) – The Trump administration moved on Tuesday to speed up the vaccination of Americans against COVID-19 by releasing a reserve remaining dose and advising the state to open vaccinations to people over 65. Go up immediately
Federal and state health officials have spent the past few days boosting vaccination programs that provide the picture to just 9.3 million Americans as coronavirus infection remains record highs in many U.S. states. Almost two weeks before the new year
Several states in the United States have strict rules for first giving images to health care workers and nursing home residents, saying: “Unnecessary workers”; that they may wait months before their turn.
“We have distributed more vaccines than we have in healthcare workers and people in nursing homes,” US Secretary of Health and Human Services Alex Hazard told ABC News.
The U.S. government distributes about 27.5 million doses of the drug to states, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Hazard said, the Outbound Administration, which has reserved volumes to make sure everyone gets it first. The second vaccination was scheduled, now enough confidence in the supply chain to release that depot.
Last week, spokesman Joe Biden said the elected president, who took office on Jan. 20, would release a more reserved volume.
Officials said the vaccination rose to 700,000 times a day across the country and was expected to tap 1 million times a day within 10 days, officials said.
“Michigan and states across the country are still poised to get more arms, which is why the Trump administration’s decision to grant our requests and millions of vaccine releases is so important.” “Very much,” said Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer.
Whitmer, which has supported a lower vaccination age, is seeking permission from the U.S. government to purchase 100,000 doses of the vaccine directly from the maker of Pfizer Inc.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved Pfizer and its partner BioNTech SE and a second vaccine from Moderna Inc for emergency use.
On Monday night, the United States reported a total of 22.5 million people infected with the coronavirus and 376,188 deaths during the outbreak, the most in any country.Nearly 130,000 Americans were also hospitalized. COVID-19 at midnight on Monday.
Scary scene at a California hospital
Reuters counts show that the number of COVID-19 patients requiring hospitalization could drop, at least temporarily, although health officials warned there could still be further spread from rallies during the session. Day off
California Minister of Health and Human Services Mark Ghaly cited several promising trends in COVID indicators over the past few days, including slowed confirmed daily patient numbers and postponement. Drop in a positive test.
The number of new COVID hospital admissions across the state has dropped to about 2,500 per day over the past two days from the average of 3,500 daily admissions in the days before Ghaly called that. “The biggest sign to me that things are starting to go flat and possibly get better.”
Despite the encouraging statistics But officials at Providence St. Mary Medical Center in Apple Valley, California, said the situation was dire.
“In the beginning we had a lot of patients, we still had a lot of patients. But now they appear to be more sick than they were before, ”said Mary Mendy, executive director of acute care services. At a hospital about 90 miles northeast of Los Angeles.
“And every day there will be Code Blues on the ground and more and more patients are being updated to the ICU, it’s serious,” Mendy said.
The latest increase could be attributed to a more contagious virus that was first discovered in the UK and now found in at least 10 U.S. states – California, Florida, New York, Colorado, Georgia, Indiana, Connecticut, Minnesota, and P.E. Pennsylvania and Texas.
(Reporting by Peter Szekely, Barbara Goldberg and Maria Caspani in New York, Anurag Maan in Bangaluru and Steve Gorman and Dan Whitcomb in Los Angeles; Editing by Bill Berkrot, Peter Cooney and Cynthia Osterman)