Joe Biden is well-known as one of the most passionate supporters of anti-COVID measures and vaccinations. In May, the President of the US set a goal of having 70 percent of adults from the country vaccinated with at least a vaccine dose in the effort to achieve herd immunity.
The US has finally reached that goal, according to Daily Beast. The goal might have first seemed too optimistic for many. Although COVID vaccines usually imply the administration of two doses, the Johnson & Johnson jab requires a single dose.
Should Americans open the champagne?
It’s way too soon to declare victory against the COVID pandemic yet.
Dr. Natasha Bhuyan declared for CNBC:
We should celebrate with caution.
Let’s not forget that the US is currently facing an increase in COVID infections across the country, mostly due to the new Delta strain of the coronavirus. It’s enough to take a look at worldometers.info to convince ourselves. The Delta variant spreads faster than the other strains of the virus.
Many American states are offering various incentives for encouraging people to get vaccinated for COVID, but there are still plenty of sceptics out there. Louisiana and Wyoming are the American states with the lowest vaccination rates for the coronavirus.
About half of the US population is fully vaccinated against COVID, according to Our World in Data.
As expected, President Joe Biden has also urged Americans to wear a mask and obey the social distancing measures for limiting the COVID spread. The BBC reveals that Biden has recently called for American states to offer $100 as an incentive for the newly vaccinated. The decision comes in an effort to address the recent surge in COVID cases.