Without a substantial supply of cash from Congress, the United States could see another 100 million COVID-19 cases are coming this fall, the White House warned today.
The Biden administration is asking for $ 22.5 billion in emergency aid, but Republicans are opposed to a $ 10 billion plan with a limited package of global aid. The White House claims that cases will increase without sufficient resources for booster vaccines, testing and treatments.
COVID-19 cases are rising across the country with a steady cut. The 7-day average of new daily cases is 72,345, with 286 daily deaths, according to Washington Post tracker. In the past week, new daily cases increased by 24%, hospitalizations increased 9%, and deaths decreased by 15%.
In other news, nearly 70% of Americans believe COVID is a disability, and they agree to provide stronger support to people who have it, including workplace protection and free medical care, according to a new Axios-Ipsos poll.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention late last month released new data shows that about 60% of Americans have been infected with COVID-19. In March, the government’s accountability office announced 7.7 million to 23 million Americans may suffer from long COVID symptoms.
China is tightening restrictions in Shanghai again
In China, officials in Shanghai – now in its sixth week of lockdown – are tightening restrictions again in four districts where they had recently loosened them. The step has been discovered outside due to ongoing cases quarantine facilities. In Beijing, officials are introducing lockdowns in hot spot districts.
In South Africa, an ongoing fifth wave of COVID-19 activity has been driven by BA.4 and BA.5 Omicron sub-variants. Admissions are increasing, but not as much as in previous waves.
The subvariant infections break through original Omicron variant infections, but to a lesser extent in humans who have hybrid immunity from vaccines and previous infections.