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Experts warn the US is not subjective with the risk of a new wave of COVID-19 epidemic

Experts warn the US is not subjective with the risk of a new wave of COVID-19 epidemic
Medical staff take samples to test for COVID-19 for people in Los Angeles, California, USA on January 10, 2022. Photo: THX/VNA

According to the Vietnam News Agency correspondent in New York, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on March 22 identified the BA.2 Omicron subvariant as the cause of more than one-third of COVID-19 cases. in the US last week. On March 21, the top infectious disease expert in the US, Dr. Anthony Fauci also warned that the US may again face a high number of infections like the situation that happened in Europe, especially It’s you.

Currently in many states such as Arizona, Hawaii, Kentucky, Nevada, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Carolina, District of Columbia and Wyoming, updating data on COVID-19 has almost completely stopped. Meanwhile, according to new CDC guidelines in February, most Americans do not need to wear masks anymore because the level of COVID-19 infection here has been very low and people have been fully vaccinated.

Talking to the VNA reporter, Gina Steinberg in New York said that the lifting of restrictions related to the pandemic was appropriate because by this time most people had been fully vaccinated, including a booster shot. “If someone still wants to wear a mask, that’s fine, but I don’t think there’s a need to wear a mask or show a certificate of vaccination,” Ms. Steinberg said.

By the end of March 19, the number of infections in a week in the US was 27,747 cases, down 18% compared to the previous week. In New York, Mayor Eric Adams also announced that he would abolish the requirement that children under 5 years old wear masks from April 4, even though children under 5 years old have not been vaccinated. Director of the New York Department of Health, Dr. Ashwin Vasan on March 22 said that even in the event that the number of cases increases again, New York is already prepared for the ability to receive at hospitals and facilities. health department, and city officials will re-apply the necessary measures.

To date, the US has recorded more than 79 million cases of COVID-19 and 972,000 deaths, according to data from Johns Hopkins University.

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