Dr. Anthony Fauci, chief medical advisor to the administration of President Joe Biden, said the US did not fully enumerate the number of deaths caused by Covid-19.
To date, the US has recorded more than 580,000 deaths due to Covid-19, but research published by the University of Washington on May 6 estimated the number of deaths to 900,000.
“That number is higher than what I thought. No doubt, we are understating the number of deaths”, Dr. Fauci said on 9/5. “Sometimes the data are inaccurate, sometimes they are a bit misleading.”
To date, the US has reported more than 32.6 million people with Covid-19. The pandemic broke out again after the holiday season at the end of 2020. Since January, the number of new infections has decreased due to the soaring vaccination rate.
“We’ve turned things around. Now 58 percent of American adults get at least one dose of the vaccine, more than 110 million are fully vaccinated,” White House coordinator Jeffrey Zient said.
President Joe Biden aims to vaccinate at least one dose of vaccine for 70% of adults before the 4/7 National Day holiday. However, the immunization program is slowing, after peaking on April 10.
Last week, an average of 1.98 million doses of vaccine was injected each day, down 3.3 million from mid-April. Vaccination rates vary widely across states. In Vermont, 60% of people have been vaccinated, while in Mississippi the figure is 32%.
Federal and local officials are working with pharmacies, restaurants, pubs, supermarkets and sports centers to come up with measures to encourage people to get vaccinated.
The inclusion of clinics and pharmacies in the vaccination program, Fauci said, is a key strategy to “attract the last indecisive population”.
In New Jersey, Governor Phil Murphy launched the “Shot and a Beer” program. In West Virginia, Governor Jim Justice announced a $ 100 savings bond donation to people 16-35 years old who are vaccinated.
Thuc Linh (According to the AFP, Bloomberg)