The Omigron variant already dominates the new corona infections in the United States. Of the more than 73 percent of infections now, it was only one percent in early December. Nevertheless, the US government is trying its best to prevent locks, increasing them as quickly as possible.
Biden announced additional measures today, but the White House says there will be no national lockout. Everyone gets a free home test. For those who have not been vaccinated, the White House has a strong message: “You’ll be in the winter of serious illness and death. You will soon be drowning for yourself, your families and your hospitals,” he praised the vaccinated individuals. .
Difference between groups
According to US correspondent Eric Mauden, behind-the-scenes talk is about how to shift the focus of Americans from the total number of infections to the number of serious infections. The latter group is expected to significantly increase the pressure on health.
“Those who are seriously ill are mainly those who have not been vaccinated,” Mauden said. “By emphasizing the difference between mild infections and severe infections, Biden is trying to persuade as many people as possible to get vaccinated, whether they are vaccinated or not.”
Holidays are approaching
An increase in omigran infections seems inevitable in the United States. But this can vary greatly depending on the vaccination rate. In states with low vaccine coverage, many may become seriously ill and congestion in hospitals may occur, and where vaccine coverage is high, it may be low.
New York City, for example, has the highest number of infections ever, but hospitals are only 40 percent full. “But the pressure on hospitals is already very high in some states. Then the holidays are in a corner,” Mauden said.
From being virus free, to living with the virus
Cases surrounding Piton’s vaccination orders continue to play out. From January 4, vaccination will be mandatory for all employees in companies with 100 or more employees. It is currently being pushed back, but the legal battle over it will continue.
Mauden: “It was always said at first that America should get rid of the virus, but that conversation is now becoming somewhat ‘living with the virus’.”
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