mostly Cases of the Omicron variant of COVID-19 in the United States have resulted in mild illness in vaccinated people, The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) said this on Friday.
The CDC said 34 of the first 43 infections tested were from people who had been fully vaccinated, These include some who got booster shots. most reported mild symptoms,
only one The vaccinated patient remained hospitalized for two days, and there were no deaths.
“With all types, there is a lag between infection and the most serious consequences, And it would be expected that the vaccinated people would have mild symptoms”, CDC researchers write in the agency’s Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, which cited Bloomberg.
Afterwards Months of warnings that vaccines are the only way to avoid a new disaster in the wake of COVID-19, America is heading towards a Christmas crisis.
In this context, the Governor of New York, Kathy Hochul ordered all companies to return to require the use of masks in enclosed spaces if they did not implement mandatory vaccinations.
Hochul said that the decision to reinstate the masks was essentially based on increasing number of cases and hospitalizations, which is particularly pronounced in parts of upstate New York.
New York enacted a mandate of Wearing masks at the start of the pandemic, which lasted more than a year, until April 2020. The new mandate will be effective from Monday to January 15, after which the state will re-evaluate the situation.
“We are entering a It’s time for uncertainty and we can stay here or our affairs can get out of controlHochul warned in a public appearance in New York City.
New York thus joins a group of states that have similar ordinances on the use of masks indoors. Washington, Oregon, Illinois, New Mexico, Nevada and Hawaii.
The news was welcomed at Lake Placid Christmas Company, a store on Main Street in the resort town of Adirondack. “All of our employees wear masks, but we made customers stop wearing them because it was too difficult to enforce.”Manager Scott Delhunt said. “To be honest, I’m tired of arguing with people.”
The state recorded more than 68,000 positive cases for the virus in the seven-day period ended Wednesday. This is the most of any seven days since the beginning of February.
“We’re headed in a direction that doesn’t seem sustainable to me anymore”Hochul said.
Hochul announces mandatory use of masks at a social service agency west of Manhattan, where most people already wear masks. New York City needs shots for gyms, entertainment, and dinners In indoor restaurants, so places where shots are required will not be affected by the new rule.
Although many support it, the mandatory use of masks has also become a hot topic. Elected Republican Party officials said of Hochul’s announcement that it was a unnecessary burden on business
“This is the most recent mask mandate The government has reached its worst”Republican legislator Mike Lawler of suburban Rockland County said. “Across New York State, we’re getting guns and our vaccination rates are among the highest in the country.”
Hochul said violators may face Civil and criminal penalties, which include a maximum fine of USD 1,000. The local health department will be in charge of enforcing the requirements.
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