Some parts of the US are more vulnerable to another hit by coronavirus. Here's why
April 25, 2021. Summarized by summa-bot.
Compression ratio: 14.3%. 1 min read.
After several weeks of reporting concerning Covid-19 case increases, a leading health official says the US could be starting to see a hopeful trend.
But what's concerning officials now, Walensky said, are the "unsettling gaps" in Covid-19 vaccine coverage in different parts of the country.
Experts have stressed for months that the best way Americans can protect themselves -- and their communities -- is through Covid-19 vaccinations which can, when enough people are vaccinated, suppress the spread of the virus.
Covid-19 vaccinations declined last week
"We have concluded that the known and potential benefits of the Janssen COVID-19 vaccine outweigh its known and potential risks in individuals 18 years of age and older," acting FDA Commissioner Dr. Janet Woodcock said in a statement.
The pause contributed to a decline in the total number of Americans who got vaccinated last week, the CDC's Dr. Amanda Cohn said Saturday.