According to the White House, Americans have been opting for coronavirus vaccines in recent weeks. This is a significant development as the country fights another wave of infections.
Healthcare workers receive the Pfizer BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine at Legacy Emanuel Medical Center in Portland, Oregon. Getty Images
The Key Facts
According to White House coronavirus response chief Jeff Zients, approximately 450,000 Americans are receiving their first dose of coronavirus every day. This was stated during Tuesday's press conference. Zients stated that the average daily vaccination rate for first doses was just 260,000 a month ago, which represents a 70% increase in demand in five weeks. Zients said that states with the highest number of first doses have been those that have lagging behind the national average during the coronavirus rollout. More people in Mississippi, Arkansas, Louisiana, and Louisiana have received their coronavirus doses within the last month than all the other two months.
363,915,792 According to a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention tracker, that's how many doses of coronavirus vaccine have been administered in the U.S. Nearly 61% have received at least one dose and 52% are fully inoculated against the coronavirus.
Officials said Tuesday that the United States is currently fighting a fourth coronavirus outbreak. They said that the seven-day average of new coronavirus infections per day is 137,000. This represents a 12% increase over the week before. The virus caused 23% more daily deaths than the previous week, reaching 739 per day. According to the CDC, this is a 7.8% increase in new coronavirus patient admissions over last week.
What to Watch
Coronavirus booster shots. Officials at the White House stated that they are planning to start giving third doses of vaccines in the week ending Sept. 20, pending regulatory approval. This will help to boost the public's immunity to the virus.
Monday's Food and Drug Administration approval of the Pfizer BioNTech vaccine was granted. This announcement ushered in new vaccine mandates at all levels, including federal, state, and local. The Pentagon will be required to provide coronavirus vaccines to all 1.4million service personnel. There are also major universities like Ohio State University and Louisiana State University that have announced mandates to require the vaccines to students and staff.
Fauci says the U.S. could return to normal by spring 2022 if vaccines go up (Forbes).
According to CDC (Forbes), Unvaccinated are 29 times more likely to be hospitalized in Los Angeles than those who have been vaccinated.
CDC: Pregnant women should get vaccinated against Coronavirus (Forbes).
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