Vaccinations and masks Biden’s hard line – After retracting the use of masks a few days ago, the US President announced a vaccination commitment to federal employees, many of whom have been at home for more than a year due to the epidemic. Those who refuse to be vaccinated to continue to work will be forced to undergo regular Covid screening, respect social distancing and wear nose and mouth protection, in addition to being excluded from most travel and work assignments.
A disturbing picture: the spread of infection – The crackdown on the White House is dictated by an increasingly alarming picture: according to the latest data from the World Health Organization, infections in the United States in 7 days increased by more than 130%, recording in the week that ended on July 25 more than 500 thousand new cases. On the other hand, the vaccination campaign has come to a standstill, with Europe now overtaking the United States in terms of the number of doses given per 100 people and the number of people who have received at least one dose.
Fauci: “Change the delta variant of the scenario” In the words of virologist Anthony Fauci, a senior adviser to President Biden, all the concerns of the scientific community and the US administration: “The delta type of coronavirus can also infect vaccinated people and they can in turn transmit the virus to others,” says the director of the National Institute of Infectious Diseases. . He explains how “the delta variant has completely changed the scenario: the available mutational data – and he asserts – show that the level of infection in the mucous membranes of the vaccinated person is the same as that of the unvaccinated person”.
arguing The controversy arises precisely around the new scientific data that would show the danger of the delta variable and that is the basis of the new pressure on masks and vaccines, carried out by experts and observers who accuse the federal health authorities of not publishing it. them so far. According to the sources, citing Washington Post, this information will be announced soon, and it will be wrist-shaking numbers, which would justify the sudden turn of the Biden administration. The numbers and percentages that are explained compare infectivity of a delta variant between vaccinated and unvaccinated. Meanwhile, several US states, from New York to California, are reimposing various restrictions, while Silicon Valley is increasingly at the forefront of combating the jump in infections. Facebook and Google will require their employees to be vaccinated to return to the office, as will Netflix with its employees and representatives. Twitter has decided to close its offices in San Francisco and New York again, while Apple has recommitted to wearing a mask even for vaccinations in all of its stores. The same decision was made in Disney’s theme parks in Florida and California.
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