While more than 66 million people have received two doses, According to data published on Thursday by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more than one-third of Americans – or 112 million – have received at least one dose.
Officials and experts expect Americans to get vaccinated early because of the fatigue of lockdowns and many allow their guards to be more transmitted, and perhaps more lethal, to become predominant variants of the virus. In that effort, all 50 states have pledged to have vaccinations for all Americans and by April 19.
Dr. Anthony Fauci said earlier this week, “It almost seems like a race in between to get people vaccinated and to increase this. Europe is suffering a lot of damage during nothings, such as a US expert.” Worries for
Director of the Center for Infectious Diseases Research and Policy at the University of Minnesota, Drs. Michael Osterholm said this week, “I wish we had three or four months before this B.1.1.7 variable boom.”
Experts address vaccine response concerns
Although some have expressed concern over their potential adverse reactions to the vaccine, health experts are advising that the benefits outweigh the risks.
On Thursday, the Colorado Department of Public Health and the Environment (CDPHE) said it determined that the adverse reaction of 11 people receiving the Johnson & Johnson vaccine at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park vaccination site was “no cause for concern.”
“After reviewing each patient’s symptoms, analyzing a lot of other vaccine vaccinations and talking with the CDC to confirm our findings, we believe in saying that there is no cause for concern,” Dr. Said Eric France, CDPHE with the Chief Medical Officer.
Meanwhile, the National Institutes of Health has begun a clinical trial to determine whether people who are highly allergic or have mast cell disorders are not allowed to, according to the agency’s news, modern or Pfizer-BioNotech Kovid-19 The vaccine is likely to experience an immediate allergic reaction. Ongoing.
Mast cell disorder is caused by abnormal accumulation of a type of white blood cell, which leads to allergies.
“It is publicly understood that Modern and Pfizer-BioNTech are concerned about reports of rare, severe allergic reactions to COVID-19 vaccines,” said Fauci. “The information gathered during this test will recommend doctors to people who are highly allergic or have a mast cell disorder regarding the risks and benefits of receiving these two vaccines. However, for most people, the COVID-19 vaccination The benefits of have outweighed the risks. “
Universities aim to protect against outbreaks
Recent cases of Kovid-19 were small due to their reduced participation and vaccinations of younger people, Fauci said. Now, some universities are implementing policies to avoid further outbreaks among their students.
The University of Chicago has issued a stay order for students staying in the hall of residence for the next seven days, a letter from the dean and vice president said Thursday.
The order comes after more than 50 cases of Kovid-19 were detected among the students. It is, according to the paper, the largest group of cases experienced by the school since the beginning of the academic year.
“Many of these cases may be related to one or more parties organized by the off-campus fraternity for the past one week,” the letter said.
Meanwhile, the University of Notre Dame in Indiana as well as Syracuse University and Ithaca College in New York are joining a growing list of colleges and universities requiring the Kovid-19 vaccine for students before returning to campuses in the fall.
Several other schools made similar announcements this week. CNN has counted 14 colleges and universities nationwide that have announced they will require students to be fully vaccinated.
“After a long year, this is all we should expect to return to a normal campus experience,” said Syracuse Chancellor Kent Siaverd. “At every turn, you have demonstrated what it means to be Orange by navigating these extraordinary times with grit, grace and determination. Now, I ask that each of you take the next step by getting vaccinated.”
Correction: An earlier version of this story incorrectly stated how many Americans have received at least one dose of the Kovid-19 vaccine. It is one third of all Americans.
CNN’s Deidre McPhillips, Hannah Sarisohan, Rebekah Rees, Ashley Aahn, Holly Silverman, Elizabeth Stuart and Lauren Mascarenhas contributed to this report.