New measures to eradicate the coronavirus will come into force in New York, when the number 1 infectious disease specialist in the United States, Anthony Fauci, has warned that the situation “will worsen”. US President Joe Biden is expected this Tuesday evening to speak on the epidemiological situation in his country.
A vaccination passport will now be required in the largest city in the United States. Proof of vaccination will be required in New York to access the interior of restaurants, gyms and entertainment venues, Democratic Mayor Bill de Blasio said.
This news is part of an American vision to encourage vaccination at a time when the population is less and less ready to be injected as was the case at the beginning. According to specialists, vaccination remains the only way to control the spread of the new Delta variant, which can be transmitted from a vaccinated person, according to the latest studies.
To be able to enter these public places, it will be necessary to be provided with at least one dose of vaccine while waiting for the second, indicated the mayor of New York during a press briefing. The measure comes a few days after a recommendation from the CDC, the highest authority for disease protection in the United States, which covers the wearing of masks for those vaccinated in closed places.
“If you are vaccinated (…), you have the key, you can open the door. But if you are not vaccinated, unfortunately, you will not be able to participate in many activities ”.
This device called “Key to NYC pass” will come into force on August 16 and the first checks to ensure compliance will be carried out from September 13. The new measure comes after a campaign led by the city’s mayor and New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo to raise awareness about vaccination and mask-wearing.
In the largest city in the United States, with a population of more than 8 million people, 71.8% of adults have received at least one dose of the vaccine, according to city hall figures, more than the national average. which is valued at 70%.
Sunday, the White House adviser on the health crisis, Anthony Fauci, said that the epidemiological situation in his country would “deteriorate”, judging that the cause will be an “epidemic of the unvaccinated”.
“When unvaccinated people are infected, you spread the dynamics of the epidemic, which ultimately affects everyone,” he said, while noting that the idea of a new containment is not on the table.
Because of the Delta variant, hospitals across the country see an average of 6,200 new coronavirus patients admitted per day, and more than 300 deaths.
Tuesday evening, President Joe Biden will speak to recall the need to be vaccinated, at a time when the country is experiencing a resurgence of the epidemic. He has already taken action this week forcing federal employees to be vaccinated or wear non-stop masks and testing and called on the military to find a formula.