The United States prepares to remove the barrier of 500,000 deaths from coronaviruses, while the vaccination campaign offers a glimpse of hope.
“This is terrible, this is terrible,” immunologist Anthony Fauci, Joe Biden’s advisor, reacted on Sunday.
He said that we had not seen anything like this for 100 years since the 1918 epidemic. “This is something that will go down in history. In decades, people will still talk about the moment when so many people died.”
According to Johns Hopkins University data, the death toll on Sunday morning exceeded 497,000 “people. The first death from Kovid-19 in the United States was announced a year earlier on February 29, 2020.
In January, the United States reached 400,000 deaths. Three months passed in passing the nation to another symbolically symbolic high, which was 100,000 dead.
– bitterness –
“500,000! That is 70,000 (people) more than all Americans killed during World War II over a four-year period,” President Joe Biden lamented on Friday. “All this bitterness … all this unhappiness … all this pain,” he finished.
In a speech at a Pfizer vaccine factory in Kalamazoo, Michigan, the 46th President of the United States noted that vaccination rates offer some hope.
“I think we’ll get closer to normal by the end of this year. God said, this Christmas will be different from the previous one,” he said.
With an average of 1.7 million vaccines vaccinated each day, a figure that should increase in the coming weeks, Biden was confident of reaching 600 million doses – that is, vaccinating the entire population – by the end of July.
– “Logical challenge” –
In total, 61 million people received one of two licensed vaccines in the United States (Pfizer / BioNTech and Moderna), and 18 million already have two required doses.
Furthermore, after the peak of an epidemic in January, weekly average deaths and new cases are clearly declining, according to data from the Kovid Tracking Project.
The current wave of polar cold and icy storms in the country halted the vaccination campaign in all states, White House adviser Andy Slavitt said Friday against the coronovirus.
“Anytime, anytime, a big logistic challenge that we are trying to meet, but we are succeeding,” said Biden.
Fauci emphasizes the importance of vaccination “as soon as possible.”
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