Washington, D. C. (Washington Insider Magazine) – Between the dates of June 20 until July 3, the Delta strain of the virus has accounted for more than half of the cases in America. This is all according to new information gotten by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, released on Tuesday.
A CDC official told Politico that the data showed that the Delta variant “jumped from 30.4 percent of cases for the two-week period ending June 19 to 51.7 percent between June 20 and July 3.”
With such a tremendous jump of the Delta variant across the U.S., questions must be asked as to “how the Biden administration plans to contain it at the national level.” According to the CDC, the Delta variant has represented “more than 80 percent of cases across Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, and Nebraska between June 20 and July 3.”
The CDC is attempting to increase vaccinations in some western states as well as in the southern states. Overall, in the U.S. The national vaccination rate has reached a plateau. Plus, about 55 percent of Americans are fully vaccinated.
CDC Director, Rochelle Walensky, claimed already last week that the Delta virus was going to be a threat to the unvaccinated population. Walensky told reporters, “Looking state by state and county by county, it is clear communities where people remain unvaccinated are communities that are vulnerable.”
It is reported by President Biden’s health officials that Pfizer, Moderna, and Johnson & Johnson all “work well to protect against the variant and prevent severe diseases.” The message is, “Get vaccinated, and you will be safe.”
Israel did early research on Pfizer, and the country’s health officials said on Monday that Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine was less effective against the Delta virus. Its efficacy against stopping infection fell to 64 percent.
Jen Psaki, White House press secretary, said on Tuesday that the information from Israel is preliminary and that the “vast majority of data from larger assessments and larger studies shows that the vaccine is quite effective.”