After Joe Biden announced COVID-19 relief package, the CDC has now issued a warning about the virus’s new variant. This new variant, B.1.1.7. is becoming a new headache for many countries like United States, United Kingdom and India. Now, the highly contagious variant is expected to become more dominant in the upcoming months.
The Health Officials have warned that this new variant of COVID-19 is likely to become more powerful in the United States by March. Thus, a clear spike in cases and more burden on hospitals is also expected.
This forecast from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has proved that it’s important to vaccinate people as early as possible. Also, public health officials are focusing more on redoubling protective measures. The need for wearing masks and social distancing is at the peak. Indeed the variant is not highly severe, but its highly contagious nature is not a good sign.
Two weeks ago, the US confirmed its first case from the new variant of COVID-19. Since that day, the country has already seen multiple cases, and now CDC has issued a warning. As a result, Dr Jay Butler, Deputy Director for infectious diseases at CDC, expressed his concern. He added that this variant could accelerate outbreaks in the US in the upcoming weeks.
What’s our government saying?
The president-elect Joe Biden recently announced a $1.9 Trillion relief package for COVID-19 relief. This relief package will help local businesses that faced an unmeasurable loss during the lockdown.
During the five-point vaccination plan announcement, Joe Biden added that we need to vaccinate more people rapidly. Once we can put a brake on this pandemic, America will surely build its economy back.
The COVID cases are still breaking records every day as the country reported more than 4,000 deaths on Tuesday. On Thursday, the US recorded more than 3,970 deaths, and the total count is about to reach 400,000.