They account for 44% of new cases
In the United States, about half of the new coronavirus cases have been registered in only five states. This situation has put pressure on the federal government to reconsider the way the vaccine is distributed and send more doses to the source of infection.
According to data from various US state agencies, 44% of the latest COVID-19 cases reported in New York, Michigan, Florida, Pennsylvania, and New Jersey occurred within the last 7 days, and approximately 197,500 infections . Johns Hopkins University (Johns Hopkins University). The total number of infections recorded in the United States in the same week exceeded 452,000.
Dr. Elvin H. Geng, professor of infectious diseases at the University of Washington, said that it makes sense to increase the number of vaccines whose cases are on the rise. But it is also very complicated.
Geng said: “They don’t want people to wait because they do better.” “On the other hand, it makes sense to ship vaccines to places where cases are increasing.”
So far, the administration of President Joe Biden has shown no signs that it will change its policy of distributing vaccines between states based on population.
The increase in cases is particularly pronounced in Michigan, where the average number of new cases for seven days a day on Sunday was 6,719, more than double the number recorded two weeks ago.
Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer said that although Michigan had the highest rate of new cases in the past two weeks, she does not intend to tighten restrictions. He pointed out that the rebound was due to fatigue caused by the pandemic, which caused people to move more and more contagious virus variants.
At the same time, since the rebound in January after the Christmas season, the number of daily infections in the United States has fallen sharply. However, since mid-March, the 7-day average of new cases has been slowly rising.
The White House Coronavirus Response Coordinator Jeff Zienz said on Tuesday that states will receive more than 28 million doses of the COVID-19 vaccine this week. In this way, the United States will distribute more than 90 million doses in the past three weeks.
On the other hand, Biden announced that he has received 150 million vaccinations since he took office, and that from April 19, all adults can get vaccinations.