As the United States enters a “PIVOTAL moment,” the Delta variant is among the “most infectious respiratory disorders.”
Experts warn that the DELTA variety is one of the “most infectious respiratory infections” and is pushing the United States into another “pivotal moment” due to an increase in cases.
Dr. Rochelle Walensky, head of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), said the new Covid virus strain is “looking for the next vulnerable individual to infect” at the White House.
“The delta variation is far more aggressive and transmissible than previously circulating strains,” she said.
“It is one of the most virulent respiratory viruses we are aware of, and one of the most infectious respiratory viruses I have seen in my 20-year career.
“We are at a critical juncture in this pandemic, with cases growing again and certain hospitals approaching capacity in some locations. We must unite as a nation.”
The CDC and the US government debated on Thursday whether vaccinated persons should be obliged to wear masks indoors to prevent the spread of the virus.
The government, on the other hand, did not alter the rules regarding face masks.
Government officials have cautioned that the Delta variation and low vaccination rates in some places are fueling the rise in illnesses in the United States.
In the United States, 97 percent of persons with Covid symptoms who are admitted to the hospital are unvaccinated.
And unvaccinated people accounted for 99.5 percent of all Covid deaths in the country.
According to White House Covid specialist Jeff Zients, Florida, Texas, and Missouri all have low vaccination rates, accounting for 40% of new infections in the US.
“In the past week, just four states accounted for more than 40% of all instances, with Florida accounting for one in every five cases,” Zients said during a briefing last Friday.
A record number of new cases have been reported in Florida.
The state recorded 12,647 new cases on Wednesday, the most since January.
On the same day, 55,132 cases were reported statewide, accounting for roughly 23% of daily infections in Florida.
Governor Ron DeSantis of Florida has advised residents to obtain the vaccine.
Mr. DeSantis stated, “These immunizations are saving lives.”
“They are lowering mortality rates.”