It’s been months since the Covid-19 vaccine was made available to the majority of the US population, and things are starting to resemble the early stages of the pandemic: cases are increasing, events are being postponed, and restrictions are returning. The problem is a lack of vaccinations, and one solution, according to Dr. Paul Offit, director of the Vaccine Education Center at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.
He is also a member of the US Food and Drug Administration’s vaccine advisory committee, is to require people to take action to protect themselves and their communities. Initially, there was a lot of excitement about becoming vaccinated, but now many people are hesitant or resistant to getting vaccinated. According to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, only 49.3 percent of the US population is completely vaccinated.
The Washington Nationals’ MLB game against the Philadelphia Phillies on Wednesday was cancelled after 12 Nationals players and staff members tested positive for Covid-19. The rising number of cases has prompted several places to reinstate mask requirements.