With the spread of the delta variant, where the coronavirus is most easily spread, the gap between the vaccinated and unvaccinated areas in the United States has become increasingly apparent, with only three states driving the pandemic in the United States.
The White House pandemic response coordinator Jeff Zients revealed at a press conference on Thursday that 40% of all new cases this week occurred in Florida, Texas, and Missouri.
Zients pointed out that Florida alone accounted for 20% of all new cases in the country, and this trend has continued into the second week.
As COVID-19 infections are rising in hot spots across the country, the good news combined with the recently announced statistics released on Thursday paints a grim picture. The White House COVID-19 response team announced Thursday morning that the number of vaccinations is the highest. pretentious. The country is rising.
During the recent surge in cases, in the states with the highest number of COVID-19 infections and deaths, unvaccinated Americans seem to have heeded the warning. According to the White House, vaccination rates in some states are increasing, but for thousands of Americans, it is too late to realize this.
Zients said that vaccination rates are increasing in Florida, Arkansas, Louisiana, and Nevada.
“People in these states are feeling the impacts of being unvaccinated and responding with action,” said White House COVID-19 Response Coordinator Jeff Zients.
Zients said many states that account for the majority of new cases in the country are beginning to experience breakthroughs that some believe.
“For the second week in the row, states with lower vaccination and higher case rate are seeing their vaccination rates grow faster than the national average,” Zients said.
Dr. Rochelle Varensky, director of the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, said that the delta variant is the most infectious respiratory virus she has seen in more than 20 years of her career.
“If you are not vaccinated, take this delta variant seriously,” Walensky said. “This virus has no incentive to let up, and it remains in search of the next vulnerable person it can infect. Please take the actions to get vaccinated.”
White House officials said that trusted messengers in key communities continue to persuade Americans to get vaccinated – just like the letters of recommendation from COVID-19 patients in local intensive care units you see on News4Jax. Make a difference.
“One out of five adults who are unsure about the vaccine in January have now been vaccinated, and when asked what changed their mind, it’s their family, friends, and doctors and seeing people the knew are safely vaccinated, so we need to keep having these conversations,” said U.S. Surgeon General Dr. Vivek Murthy
The White House also announced $1.6 billion in funding to strengthen testing and vaccinations in homeless shelters, mental health and substance abuse treatment facilities, and shelters for victims of domestic violence. In the past 10 days, 5.2 million Americans have made a decision and been vaccinated.