Seven US states with the lowest Covid-19 vaccination rates (Florida, Texas, Missouri, Arkansas, Louisiana, Alabama and Mississippi) account for half of the country’s new cases and hospitalizations in the past weekAccording to the White House Covid-19 coordinator, Jeff Zents.
“We are seeing horrific trends in our hospitals,” the district judge wrote, Lina Hidalgo, on Twitter. She is the chief civil servant of Harris County, the most populous county in Texas and home to the city of Houston. “At this point, if you are not vaccinated with selection, you are complicit in this crisis,” added.
To combat delta increase, the United States plans to give Booster shots for Americans with compromised immune systemsThursday said Dr. Anthony FauciAmerica’s leading infectious disease expert.
The day before, he warned that cases could double to 200,000 per day due to the variance in the coming weeks.
The United States is joining Germany, France and Israel in giving booster injections despite a request by the World Health Organization (WHO) to wait until more people around the world can receive their first injection.
Emergency from Florida
Florida, which has become A national hotbed of new infection, set another record for hospitalizations Thursday with 12,373 beds occupied by patients confirmed to have Covid-19, according to data from the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). More children infected with the virus are hospitalized in Florida than in any other US state.
Louisiana and Arkansas are also dealing with a record or near record number of coronavirus patients running beds.According to a Reuters tally.
in other places, Virginia On Thursday, it became the third state after California and New York to require weekly vaccinations or tests for all state employees. Vaccinations are only required for certain government employees in New Jersey.
More companies are also demanding vaccinations for employees and customers. As Delta expands, some companies are also delaying plans for workers to return to the office.
Amazon, which had originally set Sept. 7 as the return date, said Thursday that it would not expect employees of US companies to return to the office until next year, according to an internal memo seen by Reuters.