CDC US hints at better times ahead

CDC US hints at better times ahead

Leading United States health officials said on Wednesday that the US is moving closer to the point that COVID-19 is no longer a “continuous crisis” as more cities, businesses and sporting venues begin to lift pandemic restrictions.

Dr. Rochelle Valensky, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, said during a White House briefing that the government is considering changes to its mask guidance in the coming weeks. Given the recent drop in Covid-19 cases, hospitalizations and deaths, he acknowledged that “people are very keen” for health officials to ease masking rules and other measures designed to prevent the spread of the coronavirus. “.

“We all share the same goal – to reach a point where COVID-19 is no longer disrupting our daily lives, a time when it will no longer be an ongoing crisis – but rather something we can prevent.” We can protect and treat it,” Valensky said.

With the Omicron variant dwindling and Americans eager to get ahead of the virus, government and business leaders have over the past week overtook the CDC in phasing out virus measures, including ordering workers to return to offices, mask mandates Terminated and no longer required proof. Vaccines for visiting restaurants, bars and sports and entertainment areas.

Covid-19 infections and hospitalizations in the US have declined sharply, according to data from Johns Hopkins University, with the seven-day rolling average for daily new cases falling from about 4,53,000 two weeks ago to about 1,53,000 as of Tuesday. has become 36,000. Hospitalization levels are at the same level as in September, when the US was emerging from the Delta variant boom. About 37 out of 65 Americans have been fully vaccinated.

Israel to abolish Kovid passport system

Israel’s prime minister says the country’s coronavirus vaccination green pass system will be suspended as new daily cases of Covid-19 continue to decline. Naftali Bennett said after a meeting with health officials on Thursday that Israel’s Omicron wave was “broken” and that additional cuts in coronavirus restrictions were forthcoming. The Green Pass, Israel’s digital vaccination passport, limited entry to indoor spaces and large gatherings of people who had recovered from the coronavirus or had received at least three doses of the vaccine.

Hong Kong hospitals hit 90% capacity

Hong Kong’s hospitals reached 90 percent capacity and quarantine facilities were at their limit on Thursday, officials said, as the city struggles to snuff out a record number of new Covid-19 cases by following China’s ‘zero tolerance’ strategy . To ease the pressure on the city’s health system, officials said they would take a different approach to hospitalization and isolation policies and discharge some patients sooner. The move comes amid reports of patients being treated in beds outside a hospital in the city’s working-class Sham Shui Po.

20,70,069
Number of new cases reported globally in the last 24 hours

41,45,25,183
Total number of cases worldwide

58,32,333
total number of deaths worldwide

Source: WHO/Johns Hopkins

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