US News: Biden: Not Enough Americans Are Getting the Updated COVID-19 Booster Shots
President Biden has warned of a potential winter rise in COVID-19 cases, deaths, and
hospitalizations if more Americans do not receive an updated booster shot. “We’ve seen cases
and hospitalizations rise in Europe in recent weeks, and the weather is getting colder,” Biden said
from the White House. “People will spend more time indoors, and contagious viruses like
COVID are going to spread considerably more easily. And as a country, we have a choice to
make: Can we repeat what happened in the past winners? More infections, more hospitalizations,
more loved ones getting sick, even dying from the virus? Or can we have a much better one if we
use all that’s available to us now? 20 million Americans have received a bivalent vaccine which
only amounts to 6% of the US population. This is considerably less compared to other developed
countries. Waning immunity and decreased rates of vaccinations in the American adult
population pose a legitimate threat to the containment of the virus during winter. The full article
by Cecelia Smith-Schoenwalder can be read here on US News. For more information on
COVID-19 vaccines click here.
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