The U.S. government should demand that passengers traveling on domestic flights be vaccinatedThe White House chief epidemiologist said Monday Anthony Fossie, A measure that encourages people to be vaccinated amid exposure to the omigran variant of the corona virus.
Currently, non-citizens arriving on North American country flights are required to be fully vaccinated. Fossie said expanding those needs would be considered.
“People are being vaccinated to board flights coming to the country, which is understandable. They do not want to bring more cases into the country. But if you’ve talking about the need for air travel vaccines nationally, that’s one of the requirements I think is reasonable to consider. “Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases told the Fauci Channel MSNBC.
Fauci did not say whether he had made the recommendation to President Biden., But added that the vaccine is needed for air travel New incentive to vaccinate.
“If you want to go to college, if you want to go to college or work in certain places, there are requirements you have to meet. If you make the vaccine a necessity, vaccinating more people is another incentive. If you want to do it on domestic flights, I think it is something that should be seriously considered.“, he said.
Fassi’s recommendation comes as the civil aviation sector has been hit hard by the new variant More than 8,000 flights were canceled over the Christmas weekend.
The chief epidemiologist at the White House added An increase in infections caused by highly contagious omigran, And said the United States should be prepared to increase cases, even before the collapse, as happened in South Africa.
“We’ll definitely see an increase for a while. I fully believe that will change. I hope this will change drastically as we have seen in South AfricaFauzi said CNN.
Fauci highlighted evidence that the virus was less severe, Despite his warnings, these numbers could still put pressure on the US health system, especially because they are not vaccinated.
“The severity of the disease appears to be significantly lower than they experienced in the Delta. We now see symptoms in the United States and the UK.” So I believe we have the net effect of reducing the severity. Fauzi said.
“But the large number of cases we see now, we had 214,000 cases yesterday. Despite the gravitational pull, There may be even more increases in hospitals, especially among those who have not been vaccinated, which makes us very anxiousHe continued.
Fauzi added “It’s possible” that the United States will see 500,000 new cases in a single day in the future.. He added that vaccines and boosters are important to keep infections under control.
At this point, the United States is registering An average of about 200,000 new Govt-19 cases a day, A 47% increase from last week and the highest number since January 2021.
Department of Health New York The number of people admitted to Govt Children’s Hospital has quadrupled in the last two weeks due to the seizure of Ómicron.
In FloridaHealth officials said the number of new Govt cases rose to 125,201 in the week ended December 23, four times higher than the previous week’s.
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