US Reopens Omicron Variant Vaccination Centers | News
Faced with the rebound of the pandemic in the United States due to the Omicron variant, several cities in the country have chosen to reopen vaccination centers to face the new wave of the coronavirus.
US sets new world record for daily coronavirus cases
The US closed the week with more than 900,000 infections and around 2,000 deaths from the coronavirus.
According to the country's health authorities, 95 percent of the new cases of Covid-19 correspond to the Omicron variant, which in the last weeks of 2021 became the dominant strain of the coronavirus in the country.
How do we know this? There were 894,490 confirmed COVID-19 cases in the US today. There are 86,400 seconds in one day. Some estimate the confirmed case number is 3 or more times lower than the actual number of cases due to testing access and other issues.
- Michael (@OmanReagan)
January 8, 2022
Faced with this situation, the authorities of several states of the country reopened massive vaccination centers in stadiums, shopping centers and other large surfaces used at the beginning of the immunization campaign, in an attempt to improve the protection of the population against the rapid advance of Ómicron. .
In the northeastern US states where the variant has attacked most strongly they were the first to announce the reopening of vaccination centers.
Record of cases in New York
The state of New York registered 90,132 cases of covid-19 on Friday, marking a new record since the outbreak of the pandemic.
Not only did New York State report> 90,000 new cases today, but it has now exceeded the number of hospitalizations and ICUs from its winter peak.
Doesn't bode well for the rest of the country
(NYS good immunity wall: 2-shot vaccinated rate 72 vs 62%, US avg + lots of prior Covid) pic.twitter.com/svXUDWvvIA
- Eric Topol (@EricTopol)
January 8, 2022
Local health authorities indicated that after reaching a record high on January 1, infections had decreased in recent days, but in the last hours they increased significantly again.
With the updated figures, the state of New York has accumulated more than four million cases of coronavirus since the beginning of the pandemic.
At the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic, this entity was among the worst hit in the United States at the beginning of the crisis and it is now again with the Omicron variant.
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