This year’s Memorial Day beach gathering did not cause the same concern for health professionals as it did last year.
Dr. Lena Wen, medical analyst at CNN, said.
About half of Americans have been vaccinated against COVID-19. at least once
Mass vaccinations have reduced the number of people who are protected. But for those who are not vaccinated The risk of large-scale integration remains high because “The virus has less land,” Wen said.
“We have more contagious strains. And unfortunately those individuals without immunity are not protected from these variables that can wreak havoc on a lot,” Wen explained.
Dan Gleber, Mayor of Miami Beach expressed concern about the influx of tourists this Memorial Day weekend.
One problem, says Gleber, is “We are one of the few places that are open. But we are also an attractive destination, in short, too many people to come.”
“The virus is still here,” he warned everyone when speaking to CNN on Friday. “The number of people who came here was unprecedented. And some people who are coming are looking for gestures.”
The mayor said there would be “Full police officers” on long weekend patrols