China News Service, July 27, reported a comprehensive report that due to the rapid spread of the Delta variant virus and the slow vaccination process, the new crown epidemic in the United States has rebounded.

On the 26th local time, the first federal agency in the United States issued mandatory vaccination requirements.

At the same time, the US government announced to maintain the current travel ban.

The first federal agency in the U.S. issues mandatory vaccination requirements

  The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs announced on the 26th that it will require its front-line medical staff to be vaccinated against the new crown. This move comes at a time when more and more hospitals require employees to be vaccinated.

Data map: On April 23, local time, the American Museum of Natural History in New York opened the Milstein Marine Biology Hall as a new crown vaccination site to vaccinate New York residents over 18 years old.

Photo by China News Agency reporter Liao Pan

  According to reports, this measure will apply to 115,000 employees who "face patients" most often. If these employees have not been vaccinated, they will have 8 weeks to do so.

  This is the first institution in the Biden administration to require employees to be vaccinated. Prior to this, the White House had been resisting the requirement for employees to be vaccinated.

  In the United States, there are increasing calls for employers to issue mandatory vaccine orders.

Earlier on the 26th, New York City announced a mandatory measure against municipal employees.

Nearly 60 medical organizations, including the American Medical Association, also called on employers such as hospitals and nursing homes to compel all employees to be vaccinated.

  As vaccination in the United States has stalled, the highly contagious delta variant virus is triggering a new wave of cases.

Many experts said that the work of persuading people to vaccinate has encountered a bottleneck, and employers’ mandatory regulations will play an important role.

The White House announced the maintenance of the current travel ban

  White House spokesperson Psaki announced on the 26th that considering the threat of the Delta variant virus, the United States has decided to maintain the current travel ban.

She emphasized that the ban is not extended indefinitely, but there is no timetable for when it will be loosened.

  To curb the spread of the virus, the United States currently imposes travel bans on many countries.

During German Chancellor Merkel's visit to the United States on July 15, he once expressed to US President Biden that he hoped that the United States would lift the travel ban on Europe.

The European Union lifted its travel ban on the United States on June 18.

  However, due to the slowing down of vaccination rates and the spread of Delta variant virus recently, the number of confirmed cases in the United States is showing signs of increasing.

US health experts said last week that cases of infection with the delta variant virus accounted for 83% of all new cases in the United States.

According to data from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), there were 64,317 newly diagnosed cases on the 23rd alone. The average daily number of diagnoses in the past 7 days was 47,455, an average increase of 55% over the previous 7 days.

  American infectious disease expert Fauci said on the 25th that the government is considering whether to recommend that people who have been fully vaccinated wear masks.

In this regard, Psaki pointed out that the CDC is the highest guideline recommended by any public health. Experts will review the data from all parts of the country, and if relevant assessments are made, they will follow the expert guidelines.