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100 million Americans could have COVID-19 by the end of the year

Cong Tung (TV reporter in the US)Tuesday, May 10, 2022 07:50 GMT+7

The appearance of new strains makes the number of cases COVID-19 in the US doubled in just a short time. The number increased from more than 29,000 cases a day at the end of March to 71,000 cases on May 6. The White House predicts, without additional budget and enhanced epidemic prevention measures, the number of new cases in the US this winter could increase by 100 million, and warned of the risk of an increase in the number of infections in the US. children.

Mr. Anthony Fauci – Medical adviser to President Joe Biden, USA said: “Many children have been infected, 12 million or more. We have had thousands of hospitalizations. We see syndromes in children. children can have serious consequences in many ways, we should not underestimate the potential seriousness of this in children.”

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About 78% of Americans have been vaccinated against COVID-19, of which 66% are fully vaccinated, but the US is about to witness a traumatic milestone with 1 million deaths from COVID-19 after 27 months of an outbreak in the country. .

To fight the epidemic, in the long run, the administration of President Biden is proposing to the US Congress to approve a budget of 22.5 billion USD that will be used to develop treatments, drugs to prevent COVID-19 and support medical institutions. testing facility.

The removal of restrictive measures and the easing of epidemic prevention measures, combined with the ease of transmission of new strains after Omicron such as BA.2 are thought to be the possible causes of the sudden increase in the number of cases. new infections in the US. However, health officials still believe that, if enhanced prevention and adequate vaccination can eliminate the risk of an additional 100 million people contracting COVID-19 by the end of this year.

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