The U.S. government said on Thursday, the Southeastern-most U.S State Florida and U.S South Central State Texas accounted for nearly 40 percent new COVID-19-related hospitalizations in the recent week, during negotiations between the State’s GOP governors and the Biden’s White House over effectively fighting against the latest surge of new virus strains.
During a briefing on Thursday, the White House Coronavirus Response Coordinator, Jeffrey Zients, said that Florida accounts for more newer COVID-19 infections in the recent week than the thirty U.S. states with the “lowest coronavirus infections rates” combined.
Florida reported more Covid cases over the past week than all 30 states with the lowest vaccination rates combined, the White House says.
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Furthermore, both Texas and Florida have had forty percent of new COVID hospitalizations in America despite having only 8.6 percent and 6.4 percent of the total U.S. population, respectively. The declaration came after soaring negotiations between the Biden’s White House and “Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis and Texas Gov. Greg Abbott,” who have put their signatures on banning face masks and COVID-19 jab mandates, and vaccine passports also.
During a press conference, Jen Psaki, the White House Press Secretary, said Wednesday that the government has a policy of not delivering ventilators to U.S. states without concern about getting those. However, according to NBC News and CNN, the U.S. Health and Human Services Department (HHS) said it transported hundred breathing devices and around two hundred ventilators to Florida.
Only 2.7% American Adults Are Eligible For 3rd Dose
On Tuesday, American President said that his government is checking if he’s the authority to mediate to “block those signed orders.” Moreover, counselor to the U.S. President, Jeffrey Zients, said that COVID-19 immunizations are increasing in several states, including Arkansas, Alabama, Louisiana, and Mississippi.
Furthermore, Florida State has had a severe COVID-19 outbreak due to the spread of the more transmissible Delta variant in the past month. Unfortunately, coronavirus-related hospitalizations in Florida surged around 89 percent, and fatalities increased 137 percent over the past fourteen days.
Zients said that about 0.5 million U.S citizens are getting inoculated daily, the peak since mid-June. He added nearly 3.3M Americans had received their shots in the recent week. Mr. Zients also said there would be no “federal COVID-19 immunization database, noting that vaccination data is stored at local and state levels.
Moreover, he said Christi Grimm, the Inspector General U.S. HHS, is inquiring about counterfeit immunization cards, added that the matter isn’t extensive.
The U.S. FDA (Food and Drug Administration) authorized a COVID-19 vaccine booster shot, manufactured by Moderna and Pfizer-BioNTech, for individuals with weak immune systems. Eligible recipients would get a 3rd messenger-RNA dose after at least twenty-eight days of receiving the second dose. However, the agency’s announcement says nothing about patients having compromised immune systems and got the single-shot Janssen vaccine.
The national public health agency, CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention), is likely to officially suggest a third dose for people having compromised immune responses following its advisers’ meeting on August 13. The CDC said that approximately 2.7 percent of American adults would be eligible for a booster dose.