According to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more than 100 million people have been completely vaccinated against COVID-19, a significant achievement that brings hope for the future.
Dr. Ashish Jha, dean of Brown University’s School of Public Health, said Friday on ABC America’s Good Morning America, “I think we can honestly assume the worst is behind us.”
“We will not see the same levels of pain and death as we did over the holidays. Going forward, I believe we are in far better shape.”
The only thing that could jeopardize the situation, he said, was the spread of coronavirus variants, emphasizing the importance of increasing vaccination rates.
According to CDC data released on Saturday, more than 243 million vaccine doses have been distributed in the United States.
Since Friday, about 3.3 million more vaccine doses have been recorded, bringing the latest seven-day average to about 2.5 million doses per day.
According to CDC reports, more than 146 million people have received at least one dose of vaccine and more than 103 million have been completely vaccinated.
Despite the fact that almost 40% of adults have been immunized, the United States still has a long way to go before achieving herd immunity. According to Dr. Anthony Fauci, this will happen when 70-85 percent of the population has been vaccinated.
Increased vaccination drives, according to health officials, are the only way to prevent the mortality rate from rising.
According to the latest figures, approximately 80% of the US population is actually eligible for a coronavirus vaccine due to their age.
Making citizens aged 12 to 15 eligible for vaccinations will increase vaccination rates by 5%, bringing the country closer to herd immunity.