Vaccinations in the United States are slow, Americans are traveling again, and more coronavirus news

Slow vaccination rate In the United States, new variants have attracted attention, and American travel has begun to heat up. Here is what you should know:

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Due to slowing vaccination rates, the United States will not be able to achieve Biden’s July 4th goal

Earlier this week, the White House announced that the United States Will fail President Biden’s goal is to have 70% of American adults at least partially vaccinated and 160 million people fully vaccinated by July 4. But 70% of people 27 years of age or older will be vaccinated before the holidays, and officials said the United States is expected to reach the initial goal of July 4th, no later than mid-July.

According to a report, almost all Covid-19 deaths in the United States now occur in unvaccinated people. Associated Press recent analysis. Thanks in part misinformationIn the United States, vaccination rates have slowed, especially in the South and Midwest, and federal and local officials are working hard to help increase these numbers.Louisiana recently Announce the lottery For those who have gotten them, and President Biden Go to North Carolina Yesterday encouraged those who have not yet been vaccinated.

New variants all over the U.S. and all over the world

Two newer variants It is gaining momentum in the United States: Gamma (or P.1) first detected in Brazil and Japan, and Delta (or B.1.617.2) first detected in India. Gamma’s infectivity has not increased significantly, but some studies have shown that it is slightly more resistant to vaccines. At the same time, it is estimated that Delta is 50% to 60% more infectious than the Alpha variant first discovered in the UK, and is thought to cause more serious diseases, although the vaccine is still effective. Delta variants are the latest wave The “extremely cruel” outbreak in Africa.

More importantly, scientists in India are increasingly worried about the potentially more virulent version of the Delta strain called Delta, It carries a spike protein mutation and was also found in the Beta variant first discovered in South Africa. The report shows that Delta Plus has been found in more than a dozen countries, including the United States, and the Indian authorities announced it as a “worrying variant” earlier this week.

With the opening of cities, vaccinated Americans are more free at home and abroad

After a long year plus internally, many Americans head to the World this summer. People return to the plane and take vacations, but they also move more freely in their own towns.After suffering from a reduction in passengers and the ensuing financial difficulties, transportation agencies across the country are devising creative ways to Lure people back By bus and subway: more choices and lower fares.

As for international travel, other countries are changing their guidelines for visiting the United States.For example, the UK said on Thursday that it would Relax travel restrictions And allow people who have been fully vaccinated to travel to places including the United States without having to self-isolate when re-entering the country.each CDC Guidelines, Americans who have been fully vaccinated can travel freely at home or abroad, as long as they take other precautions, such as wearing masks.

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How will the world change if more people work remotely permanently?

According to an economist’s forecast, 22% of the workday may be carried out remotely after the pandemic, compared with 5% before the epidemic.In response, a A series of startups It is emerging to provide services for a new class of permanently remote and potential nomadic workers. These companies provide a short-term living environment, including a well-established home office and school education for children who move from one place to another. But the truth is that we won’t know what the more remote post-pandemic world will look like until more people start returning to the office—and those who don’t return have a better understanding of what they missed.

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