Half of the adult Americans received at least one injection of the Covid vaccine

Dr. Jerry Abraham, director of Kedren Vaccine, right, gives the COVID-19 vaccination to Jose Guzman-Wug, 16, while his mom Adriana Wug watches at Kedren Health on Thursday, April 15, 2021 in Los Angeles, California.

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Half of all adults in the U.S. have now received at least one dose of the Covid-19 vaccine, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, a major milestone in the country’s largest vaccine campaign.

According to the CDC, more than 129 million people over the age of 18 received at least one shot or 50.4% of the total adult population. More than 83 million adults, or 32.5% of the total adult population, have been fully vaccinated with one of three vaccines approved in the United States

The turning point comes a day after the global number of deaths from the virus exceeded 3 million people, according to data from Johns Hopkins University, with a global mortality rate of around 12,000 each day.

In the U.S., the rate of daily new Covid-19 cases across the country remains high. The country reports about 68,000 new infections every day. CDC data show an average of 3.3 million daily doses of vaccines administered in the past week.

Covid-19 White House Response Coordinator Jeff Zients said the vaccination break against Johnson and Johnson, following a report of six cases of rare blood clots in the brain, would not slow the vaccination campaign because the country has enough stocks of Pfizer and Modern vaccines. .

White House Chief Medical Officer Dr. Anthony Fauci said Sunday that he thinks the U.S. is likely to continue using Johnson & Johnson with the attached warning or restriction and envisions a decision as soon as Friday, when the CDC’s vaccine advisory board discusses continuing work. .

“My estimate is that we will continue to use it in some form,” Fauci said during an interview with NBC’s “Meet the Press.” “I doubt very seriously if they just cancel it. I don’t think it’s going to happen.”