The rise in Covid cases raises fears of a renewed epidemic in the United States | Corona Virus
The rapid increase in coronavirus cases in the United States and abroad is raising fears of a resurgence of the epidemic and Monday Send shock waves Through the stock market as a highly contagious delta variant takes hold — Joe Biden urged Americans to “please, please vaccinate.”
The number of new cases, hospitalizations and deaths from Covid-19 have risen alarmingly in recent days, driven in large part by outbreaks in parts of the country with low vaccination rates, with officials warning of a possible new outbreak. unvaccinated pandemic.
US stock indexes tumbled as investors worried about the impact of the coronavirus on the economic recovery, and the president pleaded with more people for the chance even as he delivered a speech on the economy that broadly rejected predictions of “gloomy” electing that his taking office would lead to depression and the death of capitalism.
Biden said capitalism was alive and “very good.”
He noted that: “Six months into my administration, the US economy has experienced the highest rate of economic growth in nearly 40 years…Forecasters have doubled their growth forecasts to 7% or higher…The United States is the only developed country with growth forecasts today.” stronger than it was before the outbreak of the epidemic.”
But Monday’s stock market sell-off came as the coronavirus continued to spread in the Delta across the United States and around the world.
Corona virus cases Now rising in all 50 US states And some cities are thinking again or are already imposing mask mandates.
Dow Jones Industrial Average Closed 725 points, or 2.1%, after losing 946 points earlier in the day. The S&P 500 lost 1.6% and the heavy Nasdaq Composite Index lost 1.1%.
Available vaccines work against the delta variant, but lab tests have shown that they are less effective than they were against the original form of the coronavirus.
Biden warned that the recovery of the United States depends on controlling the epidemic, noting that four states with low vaccination rates accounted for 40% of all new infections with the Corona virus last week.
So please get vaccinated, Biden said. “Get vaccinated now.”
The average number of new Covid-19 cases per day has tripled in the past 30 days in the United States, according to an analysis of Reuters data. In the month from June 18 to Sunday, it rose from 12,004 to 32,136.
The average number of people hospitalized with Covid-19 rose 21% over the past 30 days to more than 19,000, up from 16,000.
Deaths, which can be weeks later than the rise in cases, were up 25% last week compared to the previous seven days with an average of 250 people dying per day.
Meanwhile, with the situation in the UK deteriorating, US citizens have been warned not to travel there.
The UK was put on the highest level of US travel advisory – “Level 4: Very High” – on Monday, warning that even fully vaccinated travelers could be at risk.
The US federal agency, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released the update on The day British Prime Minister Boris Johnson finished wearing a mask And social distancing laws, with nightclubs reopening.
The move would be a blow to Johnson after he sought to broker a way to reopen UK-US travel with Biden.
Americans were told to “avoid travel to the UK” but were advised to ensure they were fully vaccinated if travel was necessary.
The US guidance added: “Due to the current situation in the UK, even fully vaccinated travelers may be at risk of contracting and spreading Covid-19.”
The UK joins countries such as Brazil, South Africa and the Netherlands at Tier 4.
India, Iran and Italy are among the countries hit hardest by the coronavirus but are the lowest in the US rankings.
In Canada, officials announced that the US-Canada border will begin reopening from August 9 to fully vaccinated US citizens and permanent residents, for the first time since the outbreak of the pandemic.
There was no word on when the US might allow Canadians to non-essential travel.