“It will take us so long to get back to life as usual, to stop having to wear masks to protect ourselves if people don’t get vaccinated and we don’t have an even distribution of vaccines,” said Infectious Diseases Specialist. Gunder told CNN on Sunday.
Experts, including Dr. Anthony Foci, have estimated that between 70% and 85% of the US population should be immunized against the virus – through vaccination or previous infection – to control its spread.
“We have to be … innovative both in the field of culturally competent education and be careful where the holes are and where we can get shots in people’s hands,” infectious disease expert Dr. Matti Hlattshuayo Davis told CNN in weekend.
The doctor is worried that the young people will get shot
A doctor told CNN on Sunday that he was worried that officials had not offered strong enough incentives for some Americans to get vaccinated – including younger Americans.
“What I’m most worried about is young people,” said Dr. Saju Matthew, a primary care physician. “I see them almost every day at work.”
But the guidelines are too cautious, as some unvaccinated Americans are already unmasking outdoors, Matthew said.
“I think the CDC missed the opportunity to say, ‘Listen, we can go back to pre-pandemic life, and you can do more if you’re vaccinated,'” Matthew said. “So I think when science is there with positive news, we need to share that and motivate people to get vaccinated.”
A recent study from the University of Quinipiac found that 36% of adults under the age of 35 say they do not plan to receive it.
This is particularly worrying for several reasons.
Tons of young people are positive
The governor said the average age of residents with positive virus tests had dropped.
“When we recently reached the age of 44, we thought, ‘Uh.’ We have a problem. We need to vaccinate our young people, “Justice said in a statement.” But we are now 34, which means we have a ton of young people who are positive. “
“Long Covid is another reason to encourage everyone aged 16 and over to get vaccinated as soon as possible,” Collins said.
In Oregon, where the governor recently tightened restrictions on some counties amid rising new cases and hospitalizations, another warning for young residents.
The governor called on residents to step up and get vaccinated to help slow the spread of the virus and help the state take the “fastest way to lift the restrictions.”