The Biden administration won’t attain its “aspirational” goal of getting 70% of grownup Americans no less than partially vaccinated for COVID-19 by the Fourth of July, White House Coronavirus Response CoordinatorJeff Zients stated Tuesday.
Sixteen states and the District of Columbia have reached the goal already – however some states are at lower than 50% of all adults, Zients stated at a White House briefing. Still, the goal of no less than partially vaccinating 70% of Americans ages 30 and older has been reached, he stated, including that the administration is also on observe to hit the 70% goal for ages 27 and older by the Fourth of July weekend.
Zients stated it can take a couple of extra weeks to achieve 70% of all adults however known as the present numbers “amazing progress.”
“This is cause of celebration, and that is exactly what Americans will be able to do on July 4th, celebrate independence from the virus,” Zients stated. “We will have a Fourth of July celebration that is beyond anyone’s expectations.”
Dr. Anthony Fauci, Biden’s chief medical adviser, burdened that the press to get extra folks vaccinated will proceed.
“No one should think that when we reach 70% (of all adults) across the country that we are done,” Fauci stated. “We are not done until we completely crush this outbreak.”
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►Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s administration scaled again office security guidelines Tuesday, holding masks and different necessities solely in well being care settings.
►Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has threatened to order the arrest of Filipinos who refuse COVID-19 vaccination and informed them to go away the nation if they might not cooperate with the efforts to include the pandemic.
►Western Michigan University stated it can maintain a collection of drawings, from August to December, to present away greater than $100,000 to college students who’ve been vaccinated towards COVID-19.
►North Korea has informed the World Health Organization it examined greater than 30,000 folks for the coronavirus by June 10 however has but to discover a single an infection. Experts broadly doubt North Korea’s declare that it has not had a single case of the virus.
📈 Today’s numbers: The U.S. has greater than 33.5 million confirmed coronavirus circumstances and no less than 602,000 deaths, according to Johns Hopkins University data. The world totals: More than 178.8 million circumstances and greater than 3.87 million deaths. More than 150.46 million Americans have been totally vaccinated – practically 45.2% of the inhabitants, according to the CDC.
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- Young folks much less more likely to get vaccinated, CDC research reveals
- California to repay all past-due rents, could prolong evictions ban
- Florida outbreak: 2 die, 3 hospitalized – but vaccinated worker not infected
- India vaccines record 8 million people in one day
- COVID-19 cases are increasing in California, analysis shows
- Study shows mRNA vaccines don’t decrease sperm count
- Moderna to add production lines in preparation for booster shots
Young Americans are much less more likely to get vaccinated towards COVID-19 than their elders, a brand new Centers for Disease Control and Prevention research confirmed. By May 22, 2021, 57% of adults had acquired no less than one vaccine dose, the study said. But protection was highest amongst these 65 and older (80%) whereas it was lowest amongst these 18-29 years outdated (38.3%). Nearly 25% of the latter age group reported that they in all probability or undoubtedly wouldn’t get vaccinated, whereas 23% had been not sure. Their greatest questions: issues about vaccine security and effectiveness, a second study said.
Adults 18–39 years with decrease incomes, decrease instructional attainment, with out medical insurance, who had been non-Hispanic Black adults who lived in suburbs areas had the bottom reported vaccination protection and intent to get vaccinated, the research added.
Urban counties and girls had been extra more likely to get vaccinated, the primary research stated. Perhaps pointing to the causes of falling charges, the research additionally notes that “people living in counties with higher social vulnerabilities or higher percentages of the population who are uninsured, living in poverty, lacking access to a computer, and lacking access to a computer with Internet were less likely to be vaccinated.”
Gov. Gavin Newsom says California will repay all of the past-due hire that collected within the nation’s most populated state due to the fallout from the coronavirus pandemic, a promise to make landlords complete whereas giving renters a clear slate. The $5.2 billion a number of help packages authorized by Congress seem like greater than sufficient to cowl all the unpaid hire within the state, in keeping with Jason Elliott, senior counselor to Newsom on housing and homelessness.
“California is planning rent forgiveness on a scale never seen before in the United States,” Gov. Newsom tweeted.
Still to be determined is whether Neswom will continue to ban evictions for unpaid rent beyond June 30, when federal eviction eviction protections also are set to expire.
Two employees of Florida’s Manatee County have died and three others were hospitalized after an outbreak in the IT department, County Administrator Scott Hopes said. None were vaccinated, and another worker who was vaccinated did not become infected, Hopes said. One person died June 14, and Hope said one of the other workers went to a physician complaining of sore throat and other symptoms Wednesday – two days after the first death – and died Thursday. All the victims are relatively young, he said.
“My concern is that this may very well be a variant, and one that appears to be infecting young people,” Hopes said. “You’ve got five known cases in one department and nearly 50% (died), and all were hospitalized.”
India said it vaccinated more than 8 million people on the first day of a program administering free shots to all adults. Monday’s total comes as the government faces continued criticism, accused of failing to provide sufficient supply of vaccines for the nation of 1.4 billion people.
“Today’s record-breaking vaccination numbers are gladdening,” Prime Minister Narendra Modi tweeted. “The vaccine remains our strongest weapon to fight COVID-19. Congratulations to those who got vaccinated and kudos to all the front-line warriors working hard to ensure so many citizens got the vaccine. Well done India!”
New coronavirus cases increased 6.2% in California in the week ending Sunday as the state added 6,530 cases. The previous week had 6,148 new cases of the virus that causes COVID-19. California ranked 31st among the states where coronavirus was spreading the fastest on a per-person basis, a USA TODAY Network analysis of Johns Hopkins University data shows. In the latest week, coronavirus cases in the United States decreased 19.6% from the week before, with 79,884 cases reported. With 11.87% of the country’s population, California had 8.17% of the country’s cases in the last week.
Across the country, eight states had more cases in the latest week than they did in the week before.
Within California, the worst weekly outbreaks on a per-person basis were in Modoc, Sierra and Mendocino counties. Adding the newest cases overall were Los Angeles County, with 1,489 cases; San Diego County, with 546 cases; and Sacramento County, with 439. Weekly case counts rose in 26 counties from the previous week. The worst increases from the prior week’s pace were in Los Angeles, Tulare and San Diego counties.
– Mike Stucka
Fertility concerns surrounding the COVID-19 vaccines aren’t exclusive to women. Men are worried, too. Seeking to dispel these fears, researchers at the University of Miami conducted a study to assess men’s fertility after vaccination and found no negative effects on their sperm. From Dec. 17, 2020, to Jan. 12, 2021, they recruited 45 healthy volunteers ages 18 to 50 who were scheduled to get the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine, according to the study published in JAMA Network.
The participants were prescreened to ensure they had no previous or underlying fertility issues. Semen samples were taken before the first vaccine dose and approximately 70 days after the second, which is about how long sperm takes to regenerate.
– Adrianna Rodriguez
Moderna will be adding two new production lines to their plant in Norwood, Massachusetts, to prepare for making booster shots. Officials said the additions will allow for a 50% increase in production capacity.
The biotechnology company struggled to get investors for their mRNA technology prior to the pandemic. Now it has a market capitalization of $81 billion. Its manufacturing partners are also preparing for expanding production outside of the U.S., preparing to triple their annual global output of the COVID-19 vaccine.
“Our plan and our hope is that, as soon as the U.S. has enough doses, we’re allowed to export so we can help as many countries as we can around the world,” Moderna Chief Executive Stéphane Bancel informed the Wall Street Journal.
Contributing: The Associated Press.