“I think the president made the right point today, and that is that today the guidelines are not policy-related, it is a data-based recommendation based on how we see these vaccines behaving in the wild,” Ramirez said.
The CDC said that fully vaccinated people can exercise and attend small outdoor gatherings without wearing a face mask. Biden he said the new recommendations highlight the progress the U.S. has made in retrieving Covid.
Ramirez, a former HHS pandemic and emerging threat coordinator at the Office of Global Affairs, told CNBC “News with Shepard Smith” that while the U.S. is moving in the right direction when it comes to vaccination, officials will have to engage in a “persistent messaging campaign” to persuade skeptical Americans to get vaccinated.
According to the data in the USA, 232 million stabs with the vaccine were put into weapons CDC data, with 43% of the total population receiving at least one dose, and almost 20% of the country being fully vaccinated.
Ramirez said improving the vaccine’s benefits would be another useful step toward getting more Americans vaccinated.
“One of the things we’re looking forward to in the fall is whether vaccine manufacturers can really link the flu and coronavirus vaccines, if we can do that, it will go a long way in improving vaccine adoption,” Ramirez said.