Be careful traveler.
A map Reflecting the danger of COVID-19 Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in countries around the world find that the United States is one of the most dangerous places to look for in the midst of epidemics.
Displays the map Risk of spreading the virus Rates locally in each country and with data available in four levels – low, moderate, high and high risk. The CDC reaches every commitment, primarily by calculating the rate of infection and the speed of new cases in the last 28 days.
Level 4 in the US is “very high.” As the Delta variety continues across the country. But similarly the different types of income, the availability of vaccines and other localities spread across the public health system.
Somalia, for example, also has a Level 4 position, but according to Global Vaccine Tracker, only .07% of its total population is fully vaccinated. Our world in data.Compared to the United States, where about 53.56% of people are fully vaccinated, they show CDC numbers.
Mexico, on the other hand, is a Level 3 position but has about half the level of vaccination.
If you look at the countries that are fourth class, there are different countries, you have Western European countries, you have South America, you have some in Africa, these are not just high-income countries, these Not only low and middle income countries, solving this is really a complex equation.
“[This map is] Telling us that there are many factors involved in the spread of the virus, including behavior, variability, population density, [climate, testing] And maybe there are issues we don’t know about.
He noted that some low-risk countries could conduct low-risk investigations and that the CDC could only calculate the risk status based on available data.
Dr. Wafa Al-Sadr of Columbia University said that given the abundance of food available in the United States and the ease of access to it by Americans across the country, the reluctance to have a vaccine is what keeps the United States at level 4. Is playing its role. Too.
“People think that hesitation in vaccines is seen only in high-resource countries, but it is alive and well elsewhere,” the epidemiologist explained, referring to countries such as the Democratic Republic of Congo and Iran. , Which also has a level 4 position.
Al-Sadr said that access to vaccines remained a problem in the developing world, especially in sub-Saharan Africa, and that much needed to be done to close the gap.
“These vaccines can be game changers, they can be a way to leave this epidemic behind us, in this country and in the world, but that means we have to make enough vaccines for ourselves and the rest of the world,” he said. ” “And we have to work hard to get people vaccinated and get vaccinated as soon as possible.”