The new subtype of Omicron spreads, the new crown epidemic in the United States rebounds again-KYD Mask machine
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The new subtype of Omicron spreads, the new crown epidemic in the United States rebounds again


Source:kydmaskmachine    writer:www.kydmaskmachine.com    Date:Wed-Jul    (679 )

Xinhua News Agency, Beijing, July 13. The new subtypes BA.5 and BA.4 of the new coronavirus mutant strain Omicron have recently accelerated in the United States. U.S. health officials said on the 12th that the number of new coronavirus hospitalizations in the United States has doubled on a seven-day average since the beginning of May.


Rochelle Wolensky, director of the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, said on the 12th that as of last week, BA.4 and BA.5 accounted for 16% and 65% of the newly confirmed cases in the United States, respectively.


Data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows that in the week ended June 25, the proportion of cases caused by the new subtypes of the two mutant strains BA.4 and BA.5 exceeded 50%, while the proportion in early May was only 50%. is 1%.


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On May 17, a man was tested for the new crown virus in Times Square in New York, the United States. Photo by Xinhua News Agency reporter Wang Ying


The seven-day average of new coronavirus hospitalizations in the U.S. has doubled since the beginning of May, Warrenski said.


Data show that as of the 9th of this month, there were more than 16,000 new crown hospitalized patients in the United States, with an average daily increase of more than 5,000 hospitalized patients in seven days. As of May 1, there were more than 2,000 hospitalized patients per day in the United States on a seven-day average.


As of the 10th of this month, the seven-day average daily increase in confirmed cases in the United States was nearly 104,000, almost double the number in early May.


Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, said that since many people are testing at home, the above data is not comprehensive, and the actual number of confirmed cases in the United States now may be 300,000 to 500,000.


"If the (new crown) virus spreads globally and in the United States, mutant strains will continue to emerge. We shouldn't let it disrupt life, but we can't deny that this is a reality that needs to be dealt with." Fauci said, urging the public to continue to receive booster shots "Immunity weakens, so timely vaccination is critical."


Experts believe that BA.4 and BA.5 have a stronger ability to "escape" vaccine protection or immunity from infection, but booster shots can still greatly reduce the severity and mortality of the new crown.


White House officials believe that the spread of BA.5 means that new cases in the United States may increase in the coming weeks. Ashish Jha, coordinator of the White House New Crown Response Task Force, urged people over 50 to get booster shots on the 12th.


Tens of millions of eligible Americans have yet to receive a booster shot, according to the CDC.


"Currently, many Americans are under-vaccinated." According to CDC data, about one-third of Americans live in high-risk areas of the new crown, and the CDC recommends that such groups wear masks in indoor public places . (Liu Xi)


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