WASHINGTON – The daily rate of vaccination against COVID-19 in the United States has almost doubled in the last month to 1.7 million doses a day today, the director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported Wednesday. in English), Rochelle Walensky.
In a virtual press conference with the team appointed by President Joe Biden to report on the progress against COVID-19, Walensky indicated that cases have been “in decline in the last five weeks” in the country, although the new variants the coronavirus threatens to affect this progress.
So far, about 40 million Americans, 12% of the total population, have received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, of which about 15 million have also received the second dose.
Biden anticipated on Tuesday that the United States could return to a certain normality next Christmas, after receiving enough vaccines for the entire population in summer.
“For next Christmas I think we will be in a very different situation, God willing, to the one we are in today,” said the president at a ceremony with citizens organized by CNN in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
The president made this forecast after announcing that vaccines will be available to everyone residing in the country at the end of July.
The woman lost consciousness after being vaccinated. Authorities do not believe his death is related to the vaccine.
“By the end of July we will have more than 600 million doses, enough to vaccinate all Americans,” Biden said.
The United States is the country hardest hit by the pandemic with more than 490,000 deaths and more than 27.8 million infections, according to the independent count by NBC News.
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