• February 9, 2023

Rising COVID Cases And Fear Of Variants Prompt Concern In U.S. : Coronavirus Updates : NPR

A nurse administered a shot at a COVID-19 mass vaccination site on Martinsville Speedway in Ridgeway, Virginia on March 12. Ashish Jha, a public health researcher, noted Sunday that “despite phenomenal vaccination rates this week, variants have been brought forward.” “Andrew Caballero-Reynolds / AFP via Getty Images Hide caption

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A nurse administered a shot at a COVID-19 mass vaccination site on Martinsville Speedway in Ridgeway, Virginia on March 12. Ashish Jha, a public health policy researcher, noted Sunday that “despite phenomenal vaccination rates this week, variants have been brought forward.” “

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COVID-19 vaccinations are increasing in the US – as are coronavirus cases.

After a plateau lasting several weeks, the number of cases is increasing again in parts of the country.

New cases, test positivity rates, and hospital admissions are sneaking up. An increase in daily COVID-19 deaths is likely to follow, who says.

Ashish Jha, a public health policy researcher and dean of Brown University’s School of Public Health, calls it a race between vaccinations and variants. tweeted: “Well, despite phenomenal vaccination rates, variants have caught on this week.”

We know there is a race between vaccinations and variants

Well, despite phenomenal vaccination rates, variants have caught on this week

Infections in 34 states

Test the positivity in 38

Hospital stays in 20

Hold on until more people inoculate the key to winning this race pic.twitter.com/15SbgPx5JU

– Dr. Ashish K. Jha, MPH (@ashishkjha) March 28, 2021

According to a daily report The White House’s COVID-19 team tested positive for the coronavirus last week in the United States – a 9% increase from the previous week. In the past week, more than 33,000 people with COVID-19 were hospitalized, which is a 2% increase.

The number of new cases and hospitalizations per day is still well below the peak in mid-January, when the US recorded around 250,000 new cases daily. Still, the current trend in the cases raises concerns among health officials that the US may see a fourth surge in coronavirus infections States reject masking mandates and some members of the pandemic-wearied public Measures to reduce display.

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“There is reason to be optimistic but no reason to relax,” said Jeff Zients, the White House’s coronavirus coordinator, at a Press conference March 26th. “This is not the time to lose our vigilance. We need to follow public health guidelines, wear a mask, maintain social distance and get a vaccine when it is your turn.”

Cases pile up in a number of pockets across the country. In Michigan, the surge in coronavirus cases is ending up in the hospital for people in their thirties and forties at rates similar to winter – about 60 people a day NPR subsidiary Michigan Radio. Detroit, New York, and Philadelphia were among several cities that saw it Acceleration of the number of cases this past week.

Health officials warn the country is now facing a more difficult adversary than it was in earlier stages of the pandemic – Strains of the coronavirus are mutated to make it easier to spread and potentially cause more serious diseases. Maintained according to a balance sheet from the CDCThese so-called “worrying variants” have appeared and are in every state increasingly dominant in the places where they were created.

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“We’re watching it very closely,” said Dr. Rochelle Walensky, CDC director. at a press conference on March 26th“We are concerned about the increase.”

The rise in cases and variants comes at a time when the COVID-19 vaccination campaign is also reaching new heights. A third of the Total US population has received COVID-19 vaccines and President Biden has set himself a new goal at his press conference on Thursday getting at least 200 million bumps in his arms in his first hundred days. Health officials say people who are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 – that is, at least two weeks have passed since the last shot – are largely protected from serious illnesses and are less likely to spread the virus to others.

Until a big stake However, health experts believe that the public should adopt harm control measures such as masking, physical distancing, and improving indoor ventilation to protect their own lives and that of their companions.

“We’re so close to vaccinating so many people,” Walensky said of one Press conference March 22ndThis relates to an expected increase in the availability of vaccines. She sees the situation in Europe where Block countries again and reintroduction of restrictions in response to a rapid increase in casesas a warning.

“We just don’t want to participate in this rapid surge in cases again, and it is very likely that it could happen,” she said.

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