In part by the wildly infectious Omicron edition, the US death toll from Covid-19 rose to 900,000 in less than two months. The two-year total, compiled by Johns Hopkins University, exceeds the population of Indianapolis, San Francisco, or Charlotte, North Carolina. The milestone comes more than 13 months into a vaccination campaign that has been beset by misinformation and political and legal conflict, although the shots have proven safe and highly effective in preventing serious illness and death.
Dr Ashish K Jha, dean of Brown University, said, “If you told most Americans two years ago that this pandemic was going on, 900,000 Americans would die in the next few years, I think most people wouldn’t believe it.” ” Public Health School. He lamented that most of the deaths happened after the vaccine was approved. “We got the medical science right. We failed in social science. We have failed to help people get vaccinated, to combat the propaganda, not to politicize it,” Jha said.
President Joe Biden urged Americans to get vaccinated and booster shots. “Nearly 250 million Americans have stepped up to protect themselves, their families, and their communities by getting at least one shot, and we’ve saved more than a million American lives as a result,” Biden said. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, only 64 percent of the population has been fully vaccinated, or about 212 million Americans. Nor has Covid-19 ended with the United States, Jha said, adding that the US could reach 1 million deaths by April.
45 new covid positive cases in Olympics
A total of 45 new positive tests for COVID-19 have been announced by the organizers of the Beijing Olympics. Athletes and officials account for 25 cases, of which 20 are detected in people arriving at the airport in Beijing and five more in daily PCR tests taken by everyone at the Games. Another 20 cases involved people working in sports, including the media, including six at the airport and 14 inside the Olympic bubble.
Austria implements Kovid Wax mandate
From Saturday, Austria became the first EU country to introduce such a broad mandate. This will apply to all adults in the country except pregnant women and those with medical exemptions.
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