The pandemic isn’t over yet although as more Americans continue to get a vaccination, the COVID-19 health disaster continues to wind down. While cases are on the dissolution in most of the country, some areas still aren’t out of the danger zone. On Tuesday Team briefing held with Dr. Rochelle Walensky, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) during the White House COVID-19 Response announced a great warning to Americans.
“A Big Week with Progress and Milestones”
Having said that Dr. Walensky started by revealing that COVID-19 infections, hospitalizations, and deaths continue to drop. “The last time our seven-day average was this low was in March 2020, essentially since the pandemic began,” she explained that: “The past week has been a big week with progress and milestones that set us on a path out of this pandemic.
We should all have cautious optimism as cases have continued to decrease and have not been this low since spring of last year, hospital admissions are down, deaths are down and we are vaccinating between 1.5 million and 2 million people per day”. She also revealed that local leaders and helping and the CDC is working with governors to them make knowledgeable settlements about reopening. In this regard, she said: “This was never going to be easy, but we will do the hard work together and get through this together”.
COVID-19 Vaccination Coverage is Lower in Rural Counties
Dr. Walensky revealed that an article will be published today in their Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report comparing vaccine coverage in urban versus rural areas. Nonetheless, while 60 percent of Americans over the age of 18 have undergone at least one vaccine.
“COVID-19 vaccination coverage was lower in rural counties approximately 39 percent compared to urban counties, approximately 46 percent,” she revealed. “This was true for counties across the country, across all age groups and among men and women.” she added more to this: “There still is a lot more work for us to do,”, she was begging to those who have not been vaccinated to do so as soon as possible.
So, it’s better for every people to should follow public health basics and help to end this deadliest pandemic time, no matter where you live get vaccinated when it becomes convenient to you, and get through life in your healthiest way.