American Coronavirus: New Forecast Projects More Than 80,000 Americans May Die in the Next Three Weeks

And the outlook is bleak for January. More than 80,000 Americans could die over the next three weeks from Covid-19, a new center for disease control and ensemble project prevention. It provides a serious reminder that the country is still facing challenging times.
The new forecast comes amid constant distribution of vaccines – according to experts, it is slower than they had hoped. Vaccines will only have a significant impact if they are widely available to the public, experts said, which is likely to be only in the summer.

The Los Angeles state of California reached a bad milestone on Wednesday, surpassing 10,000 deaths from Covid-19. Texas reported a record number of hospitalizations for the third consecutive day. Mississippi and Louisiana saw the highest number of cases in one day.

Officials from New Orleans urged extreme caution during New Year’s Eve and announced that pubs, breweries and entertainment venues for adults should close indoor facilities from 11pm on Wednesday.

New Year's Eve parties are a 'Covid-19 dream'.  This is why they can be especially dangerous
“Please stay home and connect the new year safely with the members of your immediate household,” Mayor LaToya Cantrell said in a statement.

In Nevada, a similar message: Governor Steve Sisolak urged residents to avoid high-risk activities to slow the spread of the virus in the state.

“I know people want to celebrate the end of 2020, and I do not blame them. But if we do not start making smart choices in 2021, we will look a lot and feel more like 2020 than any other. Some of us want it must be, ‘said the governor.

Party officials warned that festive gatherings and travel could cause another increase in infections – followed by hospitalizations and deaths. But millions have chosen to spend the holidays away from home. More than a million people passed security checks at the airport on Tuesday for the fourth consecutive day after the Christmas holidays.

“We need to do a better job with the deployment of vaccines,” the official said.

According to the latest CDC figures, more than 2.7 million doses of the vaccine have been administered, and more than 12.4 million have been distributed in the US.

The numbers are still not far from the 20 million vaccinations that officials promised by the end of the year.
Doctor drives three hours to get Covid-19 vaccine to rural hospital in Michigan

“We need to do better work, but all vaccination programs are starting to get a bit slow,” Brett Giroir, assistant secretary of health administration, told CNN on Wednesday. million vaccine doses by the first week of January.

“I know we will distribute about 30 million more in January and potentially up to 50 million in February,” he said.

State leaders also expressed concern about the slow pace. Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf said he was “personally disappointed” and pointed out that “the expectation was too high that the vaccine would be rolled out faster” and in a “more efficient way than it was.”

Ohio Governor Mike DeWine said Wednesday he is not happy with the number of vaccines that have been administered so far in the state, and urged administrators to get vaccines out as soon as possible.

“We can not control how fast the vaccine arrives in the state of Ohio. And we know there is a shortage,” the governor said, adding that what the state can control is how fast the vaccine comes out once it is delivered.

Florida's First Income Plan - First Vaccination Covid-19 Elderly Vaccination Plan Leads to Scramble

In other parts of the country, more governors this week updated on vaccination schedules.

Georgia officials have announced plans to add adults 65 and older, law enforcement, firefighters and first responders to the current group of individuals eligible to receive the vaccine. In West Virginia, the governor announced that the state would begin “vaccinations today for the general population over the age of 80.”

In Nevada, officials said people aged 75 and older would be included in Tier 2 of the state’s Covid-19 vaccine distribution plan and at the same time vaccinated as the first group of Nevada’s frontline workers. Residents between the ages of 65 and 74 and people with underlying health conditions will be part of the Tier 3 group along with the second group of essential workers.

Two states found the British variant

Meanwhile, two states have now found the Covid-19 variant first identified in the UK.

Health officials announced Wednesday that the variant was detected in a 30-year-old San Diego man who was not hospitalized and had very few social interactions during his potentially contagious period.

Colorado officials suspect they have found a second case of the British coronavirus variant

“Understanding that it’s here in San Diego really emphasizes the importance of what we’re asking and continues to ask everyone,” said San Diego County Supervisor Nathan Fletcher. “Wear face mask, avoid close contact with people you do not live with, avoid large indoor settings and do not leave your home unless necessary.”

The first known case of the British variant in the US was in Colorado, government officials said earlier this week. At least 27 countries have now reported cases of the variant, according to CNN reporting.

The CDC says data indicates that the new Covid-19 variant was distributed unnoticed in the US and transmitted from person to person.

Here's what we know about the new coronavirus variant in the US

“Public health authorities in Colorado have identified a variant that was first identified in the United Kingdom, in a person who did not report a travel history. The lack of reporting history indicates that this variant was transmitted from person to person in the United States. is, “the dr. Henry Walke, the CDC’s Covid-19 Incident Manager.

Walke said while there is no evidence that the variant causes worse symptoms or increased risk of death, it could lead to more cases and put more pressure on our healthcare systems. ‘

The vaccines distributed across the country are likely to be protected from the variant, Giroir said on Wednesday.

“We expect – we have not proven it 100%, but we will soon – we expect the vaccines now being administered or developed to cover this strain very well,” Giroir said.

CNN’s Amanda Sealy, Andrea Diaz, Joe Sutton, Alexandra Meeks, Carma Hassan, Lauren Mascarenhas, Lauren Mascarenhas, Gisela Crespo, Greg Wallace, Tina Burnside, Kay Jones and Rebekah Riess contributed to this report.