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CDC Says Almost 10% of the U.S. Population is Completely Vaccinated

According to the CDC, approximately 10% of the United States’ population has been Completely Vaccinated. The CDC vaccine tracker shows that over 96 million doses have been delivered across the country. Nearly 77 million vaccination doses have already been administered. Out of adults aging 18 and above, almost 20% have received at least one dose.

According to Jeffrey Zients, the White House coronavirus response team coordinator, the country saw record levels of daily vaccinations over the past weekend. The past week’s vaccination average has recovered the levels seen before the winter storm’s disruption.

With the decline of crucial coronavirus metrics appear to be stalling, it is a milestone. CDC director also said that this could be due to the spread of deadlier variants of the virus. States have been instructed to keep the mitigation measures in place for safety reasons.

During a White House coronavirus briefing on Monday, Rochelle Walensky, CDC Director, said, “Please hear me clearly: At this level of cases with variants spreading, we stand to completely lose the hard-earned ground we have gained.”

With the outbreak of the U.K. variant in the U.S., the agency predicted it would become the dominant strain circulating in the country. Last week, new variants were recorded in California and New York.

A new third coronavirus vaccine has also been approved by the regulatory in the U.S. The administration expects almost 4 million doses of the single-dose vaccine from Johnson & Johnson to be distributed this week.

Fauci told CNN, “I believe you’re going to be hearing more of the recommendations of how you can relax the stringency of some of the things, particularly when you’re dealing with something like your own personal family when people have been Completely Vaccinated.”

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