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The CDC estimates that the United States will reach 400,000 deaths from covid-19 by the end of Donald Trump’s term


#Intensive care at a hospital in #Houston, #Texas (#Reuters)

The #Centers for #Disease #Control and #Prevention (CDC) estimate that 400,000 people will have died of coronavirus in the #United #States by #January 20, when #President #Donald #Trump leaves office and #Joe #Biden takes office.

The country arrived at 100,000 deaths in #May, in the first wave, and at 200,000 four months later, in #September. #It passed 300,000 in mid-December and the health authorities, based on a series of mathematical models, predict that it will only take a month and a half more to reach 400,000.

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The US has one of the highest mortality rates among the countries most affected by the virus, only behind #Italy, #Spain and the #United #Kingdom.

The expected pace it would mean that more than 60,000 additional deaths would take place in the next three weeks. #It would be around 3,000 per day, an amount that has been repeatedly exceeded since the beginning of #December, according to the specialized site #Worldometers.

The figures are a reminder of the increasing speed with which the virus is claiming lives in the #North #American country, highlighting the urgency of vaccine distribution efforts. #Towards #Wednesday afternoon The #United #States has exceeded 19.5 million positive cases and records 338,831 deaths, according to the #Johns #Hopkins #University count.

The US CDC's projection of coronavirus deaths (Bloomberg)
The US CDC’s projection of coronavirus deaths (#Bloomberg)

#This #Tuesday, the president-elect #Joe #Biden on #Tuesday blamed the #Trump #Administration for the slow rollout of the inoculation campaign, which as of #December 28 were just over 2.1 million doses administered, just a fraction of the 20 million promised by the end of the year. #As reported by the agency #Bloomberg, 200,000 injections per day are being administered in the country, so even if the speed had accelerated in the coming days, it would still be far from the established goal.

“A few weeks ago, the #Trump #Administration stated that 20 million #Americans would be vaccinated by the end of #December. #With only a few days to go until #December, only a few million have been vaccinated so far, “said #Biden, who noted that at the current rate it will take” years and not months “to immunize the entire population of the country, 330 millions of people.

#Trump, however, rejected the notion that his administration was responsible for the delays, ensuring that it falls to the state authorities: “The federal government has distributed the vaccines to the states. #Now it is up to them to manage them. #Start moving! ”, #Said the outgoing president in a publication on his #Twitter account.

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The slow start of the vaccination campaign coincides with a increase in hospitalizations in the US, which this #Tuesday registered a record number of 124,686 patients admitted for the disease, of which 22,838 are in intensive care units, according to the #Covid #Tracking #Project.

#Biden reiterated, as he had said earlier in the month, that his goal is to get 100 million people to receive the first dose in the first 100 days of his term, which will begin on #January 20. “If #Congress provides us with the funds, we can achieve this incredible goal. #It will take five to six times the current rate to reach one million vaccinations per day“, he claimed.

#To achieve this, he announced that he will take a “more aggressive” approach and use a federal law, known as the #Defense #Production #Act, to “order” the private sector to accelerate the manufacture of the materials necessary for the vaccine, as well as the production of personal protective equipment, used by health workers to protect themselves from the virus.

(#With information from #Bloomberg and EFE)

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