New mutations of the coronavirus are spreading rapidly in the United States and the number of new infections is on the rise again, so it cannot be said that the fight against the pandemic in the country has reached the home stretch.
This was announced on April 6 by US President Joe Biden.
“There is a lot of good news, but there is also some bad news. New variants of the virus are spreading and spreading rapidly, the number of new infections is on the rise again, and the number of hospitalizations is no longer decreasing. The number of deaths is still declining, much less than in January, and is rising in some places. We are not at the home stretch, ”he said.
At the same time, according to him, the country’s authorities have made “incredible progress” in vaccinating the population.
“The good news is that we are on track to meet our goal of 200 million inoculations in the first 100 days (of the presidential term),” he said.
According to him, thanks to the successes achieved, vaccination will be available to all adults in the country by April 19, and not by May 1, as previously planned.
“This means that no later than April 19, in any region of the country, every adult aged 18 and over will be able to queue up for vaccinations,” the head of the White House emphasized.
As the American leader said, he hopes that “very soon” the United States will have enough doses of the vaccine to share with other countries.
“We cannot just take and solve this problem inside America, we have to solve it all over the world,” Biden added.
The situation with possible deliveries of vaccines from the United States is complicated by the fact that at the end of last year, US President Donald Trump signed a decree according to which Washington will not provide coronavirus drugs to other countries until all American citizens have access to them.