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MI should shut down again to combat Covid surge, CDC chief says

MI should shut down again to combat Covid surge, CDC chief says”

"So when you have an acute situation, extraordinary number of cases like we have in MI, the answer is not necessarily to give vaccine", Walensky said, explaining that it takes two to six weeks to see the effect of vaccinations.

Dr. Rochelle Walensky made the statement after being asked about some public health experts' calls to send additional doses of COVID-19 vaccine to the state, for which the governor has been advocating.

COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations, and ICU admissions are also increasing in Ohio.

Whitmer spokesman Bobby Leddy said MI has implemented CDC standards and still has some of the strongest restrictions in the Midwest, including a mask mandate and capacity limits on indoor dining, indoor gatherings and entertainment venues. On Sunday, Whitmer told CBS she would work with the White House but wanted to do everything she could to get additional doses. "We have to continue to push forward, making sure that were getting as many people as possible vaccinated".

MI has the highest rate of new Covid-19 infections in the US. "And people are exhausted and they're moving around more", Whitmer said. "So despite all of that, we are seeing a surge because of these variants", said Whitmer. We have variants, big presence of variants here in MI that are easier to catch.

She added: "But all of that being said, right now, we know we've got even greater capacity". "That's precisely why we're really encouraging them to think about surging vaccines into the state of MI".

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Media outlets have reported Biden officials saying MI is not making full use of vaccine supplies.

"I don't think there's a governor in the country that's leaving any vaccines on the table".

For a seventh week, vaccinations set a record, with an average of 3.1 million shots given per day last week.

"It's really frustrating because we're nearly there", he added.

"We have to remember the fact that in the next two to six weeks, the variants that we've seen.in MI, those variants are also. present in other states", he told reporters on a conference call. "Similarly we need that vaccine in other places".

"It's on all of us to recognize we can squash where we're seeing hotspots". But I am going to also continue fighting for my state and anyone who's watched what's going on in MI over the previous year and knows that that's- that's how I am, I'm going to fight for- to get everything I can for the help- for the people of MI that we need.



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