In a statement issued Tuesday (3), Biden criticized Republican governors who are preventing city officials from ordering residents to force them to wear protective masks again.
Due to the prevalence of the most contagious delta variant, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in late July recommended that Even vaccinated people are back to using masks indoors.
He mentioned, for example, Texas and Florida, where vaccination rates are also relatively low compared to the others. Together, the two currently account for a third of all US Covid cases.
“I say to these conservatives: Please help,” he said. “But if you don’t want to help, at least get out of the way of people trying to do the right thing. Use your power to save lives.”
To underscore the effectiveness and importance of vaccination, the President emphasized that although the country is facing a new increase in the number of cases, hospitalizations and deaths have not seen a proportionate increase.
Another key factor to note is that large size, Biden said Most people who are hospitalized or dying of COVID in the US have not taken any of these. Vaccine against disease.
According to the US president, the country is now dealing with an “unvaccinated pandemic”.
According to the World Health Organization, delta has already been detected in at least 96 countries and is 55% more transmissible than alpha, a variant initially identified in the UK and currently found in at least 172 countries. Alpha was already 50% more contagious than the original virus and It caused new waves of infections in several countries at the beginning of the year.
“Given the increase in transmissibility, delta is expected to rapidly outperform other variants and become the dominant alternative in the coming months,” says the WHO.
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