Now is the “dangerous” time to be unvaccinated, warned Ashish K. Jha, MD, MPH, physician, health policy researcher and dean of the University School of Public Health in Brown this morning. He appeared on This week against host Martha Radac to discuss the raging cases in India, what is safe to do here in America and why the pandemic is not over – but we can get closer to normalcy sooner to think (he gave a date). Read his 5 basic tips that can save your life ̵
Last week, the CDC published new guidelines for allowing the wearing of a mask indoors. Vaccinated people had more freedom. “I thought the guidelines were a good next step,” Ja said. “Some of the details can be confusing, but the big picture at home was, if you’re fully vaccinated, it’s more or less safe outdoors, unless you’re in a very, very crowded space. The key question now is what about indoor? And I also have a feeling that the number of infections still exceeds 50,000 a day – almost half of the adults have not been vaccinated – the CDC will be hesitant about withdrawing their mandates in a closed mask, and I think that is right. we will also see this retreat. This is quite a dangerous time to be unvaccinated, but the CDC signals that if you are fully vaccinated, freedoms will simply become safer and safer for humans. “
India is on fire with COVID-19, a humanitarian crisis that could spread to America. “The main option we see spreading in India, B 220.127.116.11 – they still do not avoid our vaccines. Most data show that our vaccines will last. But of course when you have large outbreaks, such are the opportunities for more And ultimately, what we need to do is put it under control, as I said, purely for humanitarian reasons, we just don’t want tens of thousands of people to die every day. Second, the options will spread to other parts of the world. the world, including the United States, will leave unvaccinated people in America vulnerable. So there are very good reasons to take that under control. “
New York Mayor Bill de Blasio said he would “open” his city completely by July 1st. Is this realistic? “I think it’s very achievable,” Ja said. “It all depends on vaccinations, but if we keep going, even at a slower pace, if we keep vaccinating Americans, I think by July 1 you’ll see that much of America feels close to normal. Look, win.” it will be one hundred percent, but it will be quite close to what life was like before the endemic disease. It will depend on vaccinations, but I am very optimistic about that. “
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Raddac wondered how we would vaccinate the rest of the country. “Now it’s the ground game,” Ja said. “All the people who really, really wanted a vaccine got it. We’re about 55% of all adults. We have to get into the seventies and eighties in terms of the proportion of adults, because obviously children won’t be, so I think that it’s extremely easy – going to clinics, going to doctors’ offices – and then working with trusted voices, religious leaders, civil society leaders to advocate for vaccinating people. Make a huge difference if we can get more part of this unvaccinated population with gunshots in their hands. “
Follow the basics of public health and help end this pandemic, no matter where you live – get vaccinated as soon as possible, wear face mask which fits snugly and is double-layered, do not travel, unless necessary, social distance, avoid large crowds, do not go indoors with people with whom you are not shelter (especially in bars), practice good hand hygiene and protect life yourself and the lives of others, do not visit any of them 35 places you are most likely to catch COVID.