The White House will celebrate America’s victory over the New Guinea virus on the Fourth of July, and President Biden and First Lady Jill have invited thousands of people to a party on the South Lawn of the White House on July 4. Public health experts say that less than half of the U.S. population has been vaccinated against the new strain of Coronavirus, and that Biden may be sending the wrong message to the U.S. public about the rapid spread of the more infectious Delta variant of the virus.
The Daily Mail reported that Biden told the media about the outlook for the U.S. epidemic, saying the holiday would be filled with “joy and freedom. Although some of the country’s people have not been vaccinated and more will lose their lives to the Delta variant, he is not worried that Fourth of July celebrations will cause a major outbreak.
The New York Times reports that public health experts are concerned that the frequency of celebrations across the country, including White House events, may send the wrong message to the American public, as many people have not been vaccinated so far and are still at risk of being threatened by the new coronavirus, and that the United States still has a long way to go if it wants to emerge from this once-in-a-century public health crisis.
According to the San Francisco Chronicle: once the rate of infection and death of new crown to the lowest number of California, fully reopened only two weeks, adding the rate of confirmed new crown has surged by 20%. Statistics show that from June 15 to June 30, California’s one-week average of single-day added cases increased from 900 to 1,100 cases.
We’re still in the middle of this marathon,” said William Schaffner, an infectious disease specialist at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. Although confirmed cases and deaths from the disease have both declined in the past few months, it’s too early to declare victory in the fight against the disease.
Lauren Ancel Meyer, an epidemiologist at the University of Texas at Austin, noted that most outbreak assessments a few weeks ago suggested that the national outbreak was declining, but those predictions are now off the mark. While there may not necessarily be a major outbreak in some areas, we really don’t know what’s going to happen next.