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U.S. – When will the Delta Variant outbreak dissipate?

U.S. - When will the Delta Variant outbreak dissipate?

U.S. – When will the Delta Variant outbreak dissipate?

The United States has entered the fourth wave of the pandemic or fifth, depending on which expert you ask. As the vaccination campaign lags and the contagious delta variant spreads, cases and hospitalisations are at their highest since last winter. COVID-19 deaths, too, are on a steady incline.

While trends are improving in Florida, Texas and other Southern States that bore the worst of the summer surge, it’s clear that delta isn’t done with the United States. Covid-19 is moving north and west for the winter as people head indoors, close their windows and breathe stagnant air.

Children have accounted for nearly 17 percent of cases since the pandemic first began. To control the spread of Covid among children, regulators authorized the use of the Pfizer-BioNTech in children aged five to 11 last week – the first vaccine available to children that young.

Walgreens Boots Alliance said in a statement that it has immunised more than 200,000 children against COVID-19 and booked hundreds of thousands of appointments over the next few weeks. Children’s Hospital Los Angeles has inoculated 425 children since Nov. 3 and expects to soon be vaccinating around 90 children daily as it books more appointments.

Progress on vaccination continues, yet nearly 60 million Americans age 12 and older remain unvaccinated. That’s an improvement since July, when 100 million were unvaccinated, said White House Covid-19 coordinator Jeff Zients.