President Biden will soon address the nation. And tell people that they must protect themselves from Covid during the holidays.
According to a government official, more people will be vaccinated and more centers will be set up in hospitals. But there is no need for lock-down due to Covid.
The Omicron virus has recently emerged in the United States. Resulting in a one-third increase in new cases.
It was first identified in South Africa last month and has since spread around the world.
Want to know more about Omicron, check here official findings about Omicron.
According to a senior US government official,
If you have not yet been vaccinated, you are at serious risk of becoming ill. It spreads rapidly from person to person. And non-vaccinated people have a higher risk of contracting it than vaccinated people and have a 14% higher risk of dying from coronary disease. So get vaccinated at your first ease…!
According to the report, the key steps to be taken for Covid are:
- About 500 million homes will be tested immediately. And all kits will be made available to Americans who request it, from January. Currently this kit costs from seven to fifteen dollars.
- The military’s 1,000 medical officers will be deployed to hospitals across the country in the next two months. Which is five times more than the current number of officers.
- Federal testing centers will be set up across the country, with the first center to be set up in New York City, where the current wave of Omicron is five times more visible.
- The existing facilities in the hospitals will be augmented and special equipment will be provided to them as soon as possible.
With several other parts of Globe, Omicron is also reached in Pakistan.
So extra care should be taken to avoid this new variant.
Different measures are taken over Omicron spread in all over the world. You can get further details of this report here.