Anthony Fawcett, the U.S. government’s chief epidemiologist, is scheduled to address the U.S. Senate on May 17, 2022. Photo: EFE
Chief Epidemiologist of the US Government, Anthony FawcettThis Wednesday, May 18, 2022 warned that if it is not possible to maintain Low level of covid-19 infection Will continue to rise New variant Which will further complicate the fight against the epidemic.
Fawcett spoke during the first press conference given by the epidemic response team White House In two and a half months, when the country has surpassed just one million deaths from covid, the highest number in the world.
“The Immunity is reducedAnd that’s why it’s so important to stay up to date with vaccine doses, especially booster doses, “said the epidemiologist.
His remarks come at a time when many states across the country are registering Increase in new infections and hospitalizationDriven by the appearance of Omicron’s new submarine which is highly contagious.
Deaths due to infection have not increased at the same rate Effects of vaccines And the presence of treatments against the disease, such as Pfizer Pill, Paxlovid.
But it brings danger New variant It has gained immunity against previous forms Coronavirus Once the effects of the first vaccine have stopped, they do not work to protect the population.
According to US government experts, the withdrawal of the new generation Covid vaccines It is already in development and it is expected that they will be available in autumn or winter.