The United States decided not to introduce a new lockdown due to the spread of the Dalta coronavirus strain, White House press secretary Jen Psaki said at a briefing, she quoted TASS…
“We made it clear that we are not going to return to the cessation of activities, as in March 2020. We will not suspend the economy again. We have made too much progress on the economic front, ”she stressed.
Psaki added that the administration of US President Joe Biden will draw conclusions about the situation based on scientific principles and the advice of health experts. She also explained that the introduction of compulsory vaccination at the country level is not discussed, but employers can require employees to vaccinate at their discretion.
A White House spokeswoman also praised the large-scale celebration of the 60th anniversary of former US President Barack Obama with the participation of hundreds of people. She stressed that he is a strong proponent of vaccination and follows all health recommendations. The current American leader will refrain from attending the event.
Psaki also commented on 66-year-old Republican Senator Lindsay Graham’s infection with the coronavirus. She wished him good health and noted that such infections are rare and mild.
Earlier, the director of the National Institute of Allergic and Infectious Diseases of the United States, Anthony Fauci, admitted that the situation with the growth of people infected with coronavirus in the country would worsen. At the same time, he noted that the country will be able to avoid new lockdowns, despite the increase in the incidence and the spread of the Delta strain.