More than 42% of the U.S. population has received at least one dose of the Covid-19 vaccine
Washington— An official told CNN that as more Americans are vaccinated, Covid-19 vaccination efforts may begin to decrease.
According to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more than 42% of the US population has received at least one dose of the Covid-19 vaccine. Approximately 28.5% of the population received full vaccination.
Andy Slavitt (Andy Slavitt) said: “We will continue to move, may not be faster than the first 50% of the vaccination, but I think it will be slower. However, I think we will continue to move forward.” White House senior Consultant, response to Covid-19.
Experts say that the United States faces some major challenges in increasing the number of injections, including vaccination.
Although the country has not yet reached a broad level of protection, some regions have begun to see a decline in demand for vaccines. According to a recent report, the enthusiasm for vaccines may reach a “critical point” by next month, and efforts to advance the Covid-19 vaccine will be more difficult.
Dr. Francis Collins, director of the National Institutes of Health, recently told CNN that many Americans who have not been vaccinated are “still not sure whether they are willing to participate in this rare opportunity to leave the virus behind.”
Experts including Dr. Anthony Fauci estimate that 70% to 85% of people in the country need to be immune to the virus through previous infections or vaccinations to suppress its spread.
Fauci said that even before these proportions are reached, the country will reach a point where Covid-19 cases will begin to drop sharply as more people are vaccinated. But they haven’t.
Fauci told CNN: “Currently, we have an average of about 60,000 cases per day.” “As we get lower and lower, you will see the restrictions gradually ease and the pace toward normality will increase.”