Because the COVID-19 pandemic has swept the globe, greater than 5 million individuals have died from the illness worldwide, together with over 746,000 People, in accordance with real-time information compiled by Johns Hopkins College’s Heart for Programs Science and Engineering.

Simply 67.8% of People ages 12 and up are totally vaccinated towards COVID-19, in accordance with information from the U.S. Facilities for Illness Management and Prevention.

 

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November 1, 2021

‘Essential milestone’: 70% of US adults now totally vaccinated

 

CDC director Rochelle Walensky mentioned the U.S. “hit two essential milestones” Monday with 70% of adults now totally vaccinated and 80% of adults who’ve had not less than their first shot.

 

Within the final two days, 2 million People obtained a booster shot, and now a complete of 20 million People have had a booster, Walensky mentioned at Monday’s White Home briefing.

 




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Safeway pharmacist Ashley McGee fills a syringe with the Pfizer COVID-19 booster vaccination at a vaccination booster shot clinic on Oct. 01, 2021, in San Rafael, Calif.


 

Walensky added that pediatric vaccines are “secure and extremely efficient.”

 

“Mother and father ought to really feel comforted not simply that their kids can be protected, however that this vaccine has gone by way of the mandatory and rigorous analysis that ensures the vaccine is secure and extremely efficient,” she mentioned.

 

-ABC Information’ Anne Flaherty

 

November 1, 2021

‘Very seemingly’ everybody can be booster-eligible inside ‘affordable period of time’: Fauci

Dr. Anthony Fauci mentioned at a White Home briefing that it is “very seemingly” everybody can be eligible for a booster shot “inside an affordable period of time.”



Hattie Pierce, 75, receives a Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine booster shot from Dr. Tiffany Taliaferro at the Safeway on Capitol Hill, in Washington, D.C., on Oct. 4, 2021.


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Hattie Pierce, 75, receives a Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine booster shot from Dr. Tiffany Taliaferro on the Safeway on Capitol Hill, in Washington, D.C., on Oct. 4, 2021.


 

Fauci added that individuals who do not but have a booster are “actually fairly protected” towards extreme illness and hospitalization, however he mentioned boosters are about staying forward of the virus.

CDC director Rochelle Walensky added that new circumstances within the U.S. are “overwhelmingly” amongst unvaccinated individuals.

 

-ABC Information’ Cheyenne Haslett

 

November 1, 2021

Biden assessments detrimental after White Home press secretary contracts COVID-19

U.S. President Joe Biden has examined detrimental for COVID-19, after White Home press secretary Jen Psaki contracted the illness.

White Home principal deputy press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre confirmed to reporters aboard Air Drive One en path to Scotland on Monday morning that Biden took a PCR (polymerase chain response) take a look at on Sunday, which got here again detrimental. A detrimental PCR take a look at was required for entry to the UK.



FILE U.S. President Joe Biden adjusts his face mask as he and the European Commission's president, Ursula von der Leyen (not pictured), make a joint statement on the sidelines of the Group of 20 summit summit in Rome, Italy, on Oct. 31, 2021.


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FILE U.S. President Joe Biden adjusts his face masks as he and the European Fee’s president, Ursula von der Leyen (not pictured), make a joint assertion on the sidelines of the Group of 20 summit summit in Rome, Italy, on Oct. 31, 2021.

Psaki, who’s totally vaccinated, revealed in a press release on Sunday night that she examined constructive for COVID-19 and has been experiencing “delicate signs.” She mentioned she selected to not journey with Biden to the Group of 20 summit in Rome after members of her family examined constructive final week. Jean-Pierre has as a substitute accompanied the president on his high-stakes journey abroad.

Psaki mentioned she quarantined and examined detrimental on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday; however on Sunday, she examined constructive.

Biden will arrive in Glasgow on Monday for the 2021 United Nations Local weather Change Convention, also referred to as COP26.

-ABC Information’ Sarah Kolinovsky and Ben Siegel

 

November 1, 2021

International demise toll from COVID-19 tops 5 million

The worldwide quantity of people that have died from COVID-19 surpassed 5 million on Monday, lower than two years after the pandemic started.

The worldwide demise toll from the illness now stands at 5,000,425, in accordance with a depend stored by Johns Hopkins College. The staggering determine is believed to be an undercount because of limitations in testing and record-keeping, particularly in poor international locations like India. However, COVID-19 is now the third main explanation for demise globally, after ischemic coronary heart illness and stroke.

America alone has recorded 745,836 fatalities, the best of any nation. Brazil and India should not far behind with tallies at 607,824 and 458,437, respectively, in accordance with Johns Hopkins information.



FILE Patients lie on beds in a COVID-19 isolation room at the University Emergency Hospital in Bucharest, Romania, on Oct. 22, 2021.


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FILE Sufferers lie on beds in a COVID-19 isolation room on the College Emergency Hospital in Bucharest, Romania, on Oct. 22, 2021.