Coronavirus: US ‘Without Doubt’ Underestimated COVID-19 Deaths: Fauci – fr

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Coronavirus: US ‘Without Doubt’ Underestimated COVID-19 Deaths: Fauci – fr


WASHINGTON, DC – The United States, which has reported the world’s worst death toll from COVID-19, has “no doubt” undercounted fatalities, Senior Pandemic Advisor Anthony Fauci said on Sunday .

The country has officially lost more than 581,000 people to the disease caused by the coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 – but a University of Washington study released Thursday estimates the death toll at more than 900,000.

“It’s a little more than I would have thought the undercoverage was,” Fauci told NBC’s “Meet The Press”.

“But I think there is no doubt… that we are and have been undercounted. “

The United States has reported more than 32.6 million cases since the virus was first identified in late 2019 in China.

America has been hit with a spike in cases and deaths after the holiday break, but since January new infections have declined as vaccination rates have risen.

“We are turning the corner. We have 58% of adult Americans with at least one vaccine, over 110 million Americans fully vaccinated, “White House COVID-19 coordinator Jeffrey Zients told CNN State of the Union. .

President Joe Biden wants 70% of adults in the United States to have received at least one injection of the COVID-19 vaccine by Independence Day on July 4.

But the rate peaked around April 10 and has been declining since then, with vaccination delays slowing the race for immunity among the population.

Federal, state and local authorities are partnering with pharmacies, restaurants, breweries, supermarkets and sports teams to offer incentives to get people to get vaccinated.

In New Jersey, Gov. Phil Murphy started a “Shot and a Beer” program to encourage vaccination, while in West Virginia, Gov. Jim Justice announced that the state would offer $ 100 savings bonds. US $ to residents aged 16 to 35 who are vaccinated.

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