Anthony Fauci said the immunosuppressive vaccine booster dose plan might not be ready by September 20, as initially announced.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in the United States has recorded a 131% increase in daily deaths from the corona virus in the past month. Is verified.
According to the official count, 644,848 people have died from the pandemic in the United States, out of a total of 39.8 million confirmed cases.
The contagion curve, which skyrocketed since the beginning of July, peaked in late August. However, it has shown a plateau in early September. However, deaths continue at high levels due to the approximate two-week lag between increased infections and subsequent deaths.
The delta variant is already responsible for the new hospital admissions, with 89,916 patients on September 2, figures that had not been seen since January 30 when 89,657 people had to be hospitalized. In addition, there are no clearances in intensive care units in some states, such as Georgia, Kentucky, and Hawaii.
On Thursday, Florida reported the highest daily death toll from the corona virus since the outbreak, which has been recorded in past waves despite a vaccination campaign that failed to reach 60 percent of the southern state's population. Has been Data from the CDC also revealed that more deaths were recorded daily in Florida in at least eight days in August than in the previous peak of the epidemic in August 2020.
The CDC has also reported an increase in hospitalizations for children and adolescents. However, the main person in charge of the fight against the coronavirus in the United States, Anthony Fauci, indicated that there is still no data to determine that this strain occurs more aggressively among minors who can access the Pfizer vaccine for 12 years.
Fauci also announced this Sunday that the booster injection plan for the COVID-19 vaccine for immunosuppressed people might not be ready in its entirety by September 20, as indicated at first. However, he trusts that this possible delay is a maximum of a couple of weeks.
In this regard, Foucault said U.S. federal officials have already received information about the Pfizer candidate's third dose, so it could be the first person to receive Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval. Is. Moderna to present your data.
We hope that Moderna can also do it to have it simultaneously, but if not, we will do it in order," said Fauci, who believes "very likely" that at least part of the plan may be ready by the indicated date, as stated. For the CBS network.