LAccording to data from the Centers for Disease Prevention and Control (CDC), a leading health organization in the United States, 60.6% of adults, and 49.7% of the total population are now fully immunized.
Joe Biden aims to reach 70% of the opening mark on July 4, US National Day, as a symbol of victory over the pandemic.
However the slowdown in the vaccination campaign, especially in the conservative regions of the South and Middle East, as well as the small, poor and ethnic minority population, has prevented the country from achieving this goal.
However, the United States has seen a resurgence in vaccination rates in recent weeks, largely due to the emergence of the delta variant most affected by the recent waves of COVID-19.
States like Arkansas, Missouri, Louisiana and Florida have all seen big increases in their vaccination rates.
The national average number of daily cases has now crossed 60,000 and is growing rapidly.
However, with 80% of people over the age of 65 fully vaccinated, the number of hospitalizations and deaths is increasing more slowly than previous waves.
While a single dose of messenger RNA vaccines from Pfizer and Moderna also provides strong protection against previous variants, new scientific studies have demonstrated the need for two doses against the delta variant.
Federal health officials are also currently evaluating the need for a third dose for some groups, such as immuno-compromised.
After a preliminary analysis, the CDC revised its recommendation that those who have been vaccinated positively for COVID-19 with the Delta variant should wear the mask even in high-risk areas. .