“There is no doubt that we will see an increase” in the number of new infections, Dr. Gregory Poland, of the Mayo Clinic, told CBS4 in Minnesota on Tuesday..
The prominent American expert in vaccinology added that he still wears a muzzle when he is in a crowded place, whether it is closed or in the open air. He stressed, “The muzzle is not a political symbol, it is a medical symbol to take care of yourself and others“.
Boland indicated that Minnesota, like many other parts of the country, is witnessing a rise in the number of Covid-19 infections, stressing that he is now seeing cases of severe illness and hospitalizations among young people, as the delta mutant continues to spread..
He called on the Americans to “not deceive themselves by saying: I have reached this stage and I am still fine, this is a completely different kind.” He added: “He will find you if you are not immune.”“.
The concern of American public health officials has increased in conjunction with the increase in the number of new infections, hospitalizations and deaths, while the frequency of vaccination in the United States is declining..
The delta mutant has become the dominant strain in the country, with high numbers of new infections in US regions with low vaccination rates.
According to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, injuries rose by 70 percent from the previous week, and hospital admissions rose by 36 percent, after weeks of decline.