According to an article in the US Today, the main reason for the high death toll in the United States is due to political divisions in the United States. The death toll from COVID-19 has exceeded 500,000, according to Dr. Anthony Fauci.
Fauci was speaking to CNN, he did not use the name of former President Donald Trump, but said that political leaders did not take the pandemic seriously and that it takes months to be serious, leaders discouraged the mitigation effort of wearing masks, washing hands. and social distancing promoted by public health experts.
Fauci told a health adviser to President Joe Biden, “He’s trying to signal the country to really buckle down and address the kinds of mitigation strategies that we propose,” “And there are signs coming in that say ‘this isn’t so bad, we’re in very good shape … ‘That was not helpful.’
He also added that it was very painful when people called the pandemic “fake news” and hospitals were full of infected people.
He explained that how can you say this when people are dying in their own area, in their own state, in their own country, in their own city?
e gives this statement after Biden recalled that the American lost to COVID-19 on Monday at a ceremony outside the White House. He said that we cannot accept such bad luck as a nation. He also said that “although we are fighting this pandemic for so long, we have to resist becoming numb to pain.”
Pfizer, Moderna, Johnson & Johnson, AstraZeneca, and Novavax testify today before a House of Representatives oversight committee investigating the faltering launch of the coronavirus vaccine.
The house is also focusing on the 1.9 trillion dollars covid relief package given by president Biden. The Democrats trying to pass the bill till mid of March.
It also includes a new round of aid checks for low-income Americans. it will boost unemployment benefits.
The annual standardized tests will be under the administration of the states, they can delay or modify the tests according to the United States Department of Education.
The California government plans to sign a coronavirus relief package that will include $ 600 for every low- to moderate-income American. This bill was approved by state legislators on Monday.
Community Health Centers included Vaccinating Low-Income Patients
Community health centers serve more than 30 million patients nationwide. These health centers are the main target of the Biden administration. Two-thirds of these patients are from poor people, half of them are from ethnic or racial minorities, and most are on Medicaid or have no insurance.
Earlier this month, the president of the Covid-19 health equity working group, Dr. Marcella Nunez Smith, announced that authorities will send the vaccine to all 250 health centers, one in each territory or state at least.
More than 3,000 patients are on waiting lists for vaccine doses at the Southwest Mississippi Rural Health Initiative, according to Operations Director Janice Robinson. This will make a change but we don’t have enough, Robinson said.