White House takes the right approach in tackling delta variant of Covid-19, says Gottlieb – .

White House takes the right approach in tackling delta variant of Covid-19, says Gottlieb – .

The Biden administration is taking the right approach to tackle the highly contagious delta variant of Covid-19 by deploying response teams to vulnerable communities, Dr Scott Gottlieb said Thursday.
“I think the administration is doing the right thing, in terms of changing strategy,” Gottlieb, the former head of the FDA under former President Donald Trump, told CNBC’s “The News with Shepard Smith” at About the popular approach of the new administration.

Gottlieb explained that the targeted response can help teams focus on vaccinating communities vulnerable to Covid and the delta variant.

“Right now, we need to move to a basic strategy and try to put resources into local communities to enable local groups to encourage people to get vaccinated, put vaccines in the hands of doctors and find ways to get more vaccines on hand. small providers who can encourage their patients to get vaccinated, ”said Gottlieb.

The delta variant is driving a sharp increase in new cases of Covid across the country, and currently accounts for about 25% of new cases sequenced in the United States. Officials say they expect her to become the dominant strain in the country, eclipsing the currently dominant alpha variant.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention director Rochelle Walensky attributed the spike, in part, to delayed vaccination rates. The CDC director added that about a third of all counties in the country have so far vaccinated less than 30% of their population. She said the majority of them are in the South and Midwest.

Disclosure: Scott Gottlieb is a CNBC contributor and serves on the boards of directors of Pfizer, genetic testing startup Tempus, health technology company Aetion Inc., and biotech company Illumina.


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