Chinanews, December 6th, a comprehensive report, on the evening of the 4th local time, the first local case of infection with the Omi Keron strain of the new crown virus was found in Connecticut in the United States.

According to the latest data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), there have been cases of Ome Keron infection in 16 states in the United States.

  In response to the spread of new variants, the director of the CDC said that it is currently discussing simplifying the vaccine approval process.

As of 8 o'clock on December 6th, Beijing time, 16 states in the United States have been infected with the Omi Kiron strain of the new crown virus.

Image source: Screenshot from the official website of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

Ome Keron infected in Connecticut

The new variant has spread to 16 states in the United States

  According to a report by the Chinese website of the United States, on the evening of the 4th local time, Governor Lamont of Connecticut confirmed that the state had found the first case of Ome Keron variant infection. The patient was a man who had been fully vaccinated.

This also marks the discovery of new variants in the three states of New York City (New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut) in the northeastern United States.

  According to reports, the man developed mild symptoms on November 27, local time.

Lamont said that two days later, he was tested at home and the result was positive. A test on December 1 was also positive.

  The governor’s office stated that a family member of the man had traveled to New York from November 17 to November 22 to participate in the 2021 New York Comic Con held at the Javits Center.

The family member subsequently developed symptoms and was tested at home on November 23 and the result was positive.

Officials said their symptoms have been relieved.

  According to Lamont, the man and family members who tested positive have been fully vaccinated.

  In this regard, Lamont said, “This is probably not the only variant case in our state” and called on the public to take necessary measures to protect themselves and those around them.

In addition, the Connecticut Department of Public Health is also urging residents to get vaccinated, and clinics for booster injections have also been opened across the state.

  In addition, according to data from the CDC official website, as of now, 16 states in the United States have been infected with the Omi Kiron strain.

Data map: New crown vaccine produced by Pfizer.

Photo by China News Agency reporter Liao Pan

Many pharmaceutical companies urgently develop Omi Keron enhancer

US Director of Disease Control: Simplifying the approval process

  The Omi Keron variant is coming fiercely, and many US pharmaceutical companies are carrying out research and development work for the Omi Keron vaccine booster.

  According to the process, after a U.S. pharmaceutical company produces a vaccine, it must be approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) before it can be marketed.

  On the 5th local time, when asked whether the approval process could be advanced faster, the Director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Valensky said that the FDA is discussing simplifying the approval process for the Omi Keron booster vaccine.

  According to reports, the FDA is considering allowing pharmaceutical companies to reduce the scale of vaccine research and submit applications using only data from hundreds of people. In previous vaccine research, data from thousands of people are usually required as a basis.

Data map: Fauci, an American expert in infectious diseases.

Photo by China News Agency reporter Chen Mengtong

Biden government defends travel restrictions in Africa

Said it was only a "temporary measure"

  As more and more people infected with the Omi Keron strain appear in the United States, the authorities' ban on eight countries in southern Africa continues to be questioned.

  On the 5th local time, in an interview with the US media, the medical director of the Biden administration was asked why the Biden administration decided to target only a few southern African countries in the travel restrictions, and pointed out that South African scientists called the move discriminatory. .

  In this regard, Murti defended this restriction, saying that travel restrictions help "reduce safety risks" and help CDC vaccinate more people as soon as possible.

However, he also pointed out that these measures are only "temporary measures."

  Regarding this issue, White House medical adviser Fauci also stated that with the discovery of Ome Keron variants in more and more states, the Biden administration “hopes” that it will be able to lift the attack on African countries within a “reasonable time”. Travel ban.