Rochelle Walensky, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, stated this at a press briefing at the White House.
COVID-19 continues to decline in the United States. In the last seven days alone, the number of new infections has dropped by 19%, Rochelle Walensky, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), said.
According to the updated data, over the past seven days, 27,857 cases of coronavirus infection were registered in the United States. During the same time period, 639 people died from the effects of COVID-19 throughout the country. In total, 32,855,010 Americans have been infected with the coronavirus since the beginning of the pandemic, and 584,975 people have died.
At least 156 million Americans over the age of 18, or 60.5% of the total population, have already received at least one dose of the vaccine, and 124.8 million Americans over the age of 18 (48.4% of the country’s adult population) are fully vaccinated today.
Speaking at a press briefing of the COVID-19 pandemic working group, Rochelle Walenski and Dr. Anthony Fauci discussed the fears of some vaccinated people after the CDC recommended against wearing masks on the street and in most rooms. According to Fauci, the psychological resistance of some people is not irrational. People need time to get used to the new rules. Walensky said, “there is nothing wrong with vaccinated people continuing to wear masks after being told for a year that they need to use them.”