A dangerous coronavirus variant is wreaking havoc in parts of Europe. Experts fear US could be next

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    The B.1.1.7 version, first seen in Britain, is more contagious, which can cause more serious disease and is increasingly infecting younger populations, epidemiologist Michael Osterholm told Granthshalaon Tuesday night. Recent research suggests that stress can also be more fatal.

    “If we can catch the bus, if we can get enough vaccine between now and summer, we can really beat it,” Osterholm said. “But… we are impatient.”

    Variants have already grown alarmingly in other countries.

    In France, where health officials warned last month that this version was spreading rapidly, more than 5,000 Kovid-19 patients are now in the ICU for the first time since last April. Turkish authorities report the highest daily case since the onset of the epidemic, with the majority of infections being caused by the B-1.1.7 variant. In Canada, stress led to more infections and hospitalizations, with officials reporting an increasing number of serious illnesses in younger patients.

    Health leaders worry that the US may go in a similar direction – as a large proportion of the population remains vulnerable to the virus. According to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, only 16.1% of Americans have been fully vaccinated.

    The director of the CDC, Drs. “The outbreak of the epidemic in the United States is visible in many countries in Europe, including Germany, Italy and France,” Rochelle Wallensky said on Monday.

    But that’s not to get bad.

    “In the United States it’s going to be entirely about how much we’re going to open up,” said Osterholm, who said the US is the only country easing security measures, while the B.1.1.7 version spread. Used to be. “In a sense, we are creating the perfect storm.”

    That, Osterholm said, could mean more lives lost.

    Governor says that ‘no thanks’ mask to mandate

    Health officials, including Valenski, have urged Americans to keep on masking and insist that some states may open up very quickly at critical times.

    On Monday, President Joe Biden urged the country’s leaders to bring back the masked mandate, saying, “This is not politics.”
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    Mississippi Government, Tate Reeves, Who lifted Earlier this month, all county masks responded via Twitter.
    Reeves said, “Let me do it straight away – POTUS Biden wants to reverse the Mississippi and withdraw the mask mandate as cases are ongoing in New York and New Jersey.” wrote.

    “No, thanks, Mr. Chairman,” he said.

    Also, on Tuesday, Arkansas Village. Asa Hutchinson announced that he was lifting the statewide mask mandate, stating that businesses were free to wear masks to customers.

    “I have spoken to many restaurant owners who will continue to require masks within their restaurants to protect their employees and patrons.” “Please be respectful and brainwashed, while the masked mandate has been lifted, many businesses will continue to need it.”

    A spokesman for the Alabama government will go ahead with its plan to end the state’s mask mandate next week.

    “Governor Ivey has already said, Alabama’s mask mandate expires on April 9. We have made progress, and we are moving towards personal responsibility and common sense, not endless government mandates,” said spokeswoman Gina Mayola said.

    More leaders make sanctions easier

    More leaders also announced that they were easing sanctions.

    In Louisiana, Gov. John Bel Edwards said Tuesday that some restrictions – including strict occupancy limits for bars and restaurants – will come in handy this week. The state’s façade mandate will remain unchanged, with the governor saying an area in Louisiana has seen an increase in cases and hospitals, likely due to the B.1.1.7 version.

    Edwards said in a statement, “While COVID-19 and its variants remain a major public health risk, we can protect ourselves and our loved ones by using means of vaccination, masking, and distancing.”

    State health officials said on Tuesday, 13 counties in California are running at a less restrictive level. The state has established a tiered system that helps determine how a county can be opened based on several metrics, including case metrics and positivity rates.

    Losers and Orange counties among those going to a less restrictive level will now be designated as a moderate risk level.

    Health officials in Los Angeles County announced on Tuesday that starting April 5, and that many restrictions would be relaxed by assuming that case numbers were not increasing.

    Bars that do not provide food will be allowed to open outdoors with some security measures, restaurants may also be allowed to increase indoor-dining capacity and movie theaters, retail stores and personal care services.

    “There’s a lot to be optimistic about,” the county’s public health director Barbara Ferrer said in a statement. “However, we are not going to let our guard down. Another boom here will be dangerous and will halt our recovery progress. We will move swiftly to introduce measures to limit transmission and these measures will rear us.” Will take you to.

    Nearly half of US citizens have been fully vaccinated

    Experts are vigilant until enough people can be vaccinated and protected from the virus to suppress its spread.

    About 96 million people have received at least one dose of the vaccine – about 28.9% of the US population – and about 53.4 million have been fully immunized, CDC data show.

    All 50 states have now expanded or expanded all Kovid vaccine eligibility to 16 or above
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    Less than half of the nation’s 65 and older population – 49.8% – are fully immunized and more than seven out of 10 people in the US have received at least one dose, this data shows.

    Priority was given to older, high-risk groups across the country. So far, all 50 states have expanded – or are planning to expand – vaccination eligibility for all to 16 and over.

    Pfizer’s Kovid-19 vaccine is only available for use by people 16 and older, while Modern and Johnson & Johnson vaccines are restricted to people 18 and older.

    Arkansas was the latest state to announce that vaccine eligibility in the state had now spread to 16 and older.

    CNN’s Pierre Barin Dan Merika, Deidre McPhillips, Sarah Moon, Dave Alsup, Jamiele Lynch and Betsy Klein contributed to this report.


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