Friday, December 3

The White House does not contemplate restrictions despite the spike in Covid-19 cases in the US.


The United States registers an increase in new cases of coronavirus which has been going on for several weeks now. Despite this, the White House does not plan to order massive closures or new restrictions.

The last three weeks have captured the attention of health teams in the US after sustained increase in new cases of coronavirus. According to figures from the Department of Health, the average number of infections during the last seven days it is 92,800 detections per day.

“This is an 18% increase from the seven-day average daily cases last week.… The seven-day average hospital admissions is approximately 5,600 per day, approximately a 6% increase from the previous seven-day average. And the average of seven-day daily deaths is approximately 1,000 per day, “explained this week the director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC, for its acronym in English), Rochelle Walensky, at a press conference.

Public health experts had warned of a possible increase in the number of infections from the Thanksgiving season, a variable that can further increase these figures in the next 14 days. In addition, this holiday coincides with the decrease in temperatures and the flu season.

Despite all these obstacles, the White House assures that it does not anticipate closing businesses or activating massive restrictions.

“We are not going in that direction. We have the tools to accelerate the path out of this pandemic; widely available vaccines, booster doses, children’s vaccines, medications, ”Jeff Zients, White House Covid-19 response coordinator, told a news conference.

“We can stop the spread of the virus without having to close our economy in any way “, added.

US regulators expanded eligibility for booster shots to all adults on Friday, and 3 million people have received them since then, Zients said.

“In fact, During Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, we received 3 million booster doses. One million booster doses per day, ”he said.

On the other hand, the White House press secretary, Jen Psaki, recalled that US health officials. They do not currently recommend closures or economic restrictions to slow the increase in Covid-19 cases.

About 47 million eligible American adults and more than 12 million teens are not yet fully vaccinated, according to the CDC.

Voice of America (VOA)



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