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Scientists expect to vaccinate 185 million people in the United States next September


Scientists at the University of Washington expected that 185 million people in the United States will be vaccinated by next September, equivalent to about 88% of American adults, but the reluctance to get the vaccine and the new variants of the coronavirus may cause a significant increase in infections in a season. Winter, according to US CNN.


With more Corona variants identified around the world, such as the B.1.617 variant that has led to a sharp rise in cases in India, officials are racing to encourage Americans to get vaccinated and help the country reach herd immunity before developing vaccine-resistant variants and reaching the United States.


The Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation at the University of Washington (IHME) said that under certain circumstances, transmission of the virus could rise "rapidly and explosively."


US President Joe Biden previously announced a goal of 70% of American adults receiving at least one dose of the Corona vaccine by July 4.


The Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation at the University of Washington predicted that by the end of May and by September, 185 million Americans would be vaccinated - equivalent to about 88% of the adult population.


Demand will likely wane, as the United States faces a wall of people reluctant to get a vaccine, the researchers said.


Officials and health experts have set their sights on combating this reluctance to vaccinate and reach 70% to 85% of the total population in need of immunity to the virus - through vaccination or previous infection - to control its spread.


Nearly 111 million people, or 33.4% of the US population, have been fully vaccinated, according to data published Friday by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and about 45% of the population, or more than 150 million people, have received their vaccinations. At least one dose of the Corona vaccine.

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