“aSo far we’ve seen a direct impact of [variante] Delta in the economy [dos EUA], but we anticipate the effects on the vaccination chain.”White House spokeswoman Jen Psaki said at the daily press briefing.
The spokeswoman noted that the expansion of the delta variable in countries such as Malaysia and Vietnam “has had an impact on the global pollination chain,” which “certainly affects some industries in the United States, such as automobiles,” where existing problems exist. .
When asked about the possibility of the Joe Biden administration taking new economic measures, Psaki considered that the financial support packages approved so far may be sufficient.
The spokeswoman also confirmed that talks are continuing at the White House about possible steps to ensure that nursing home workers are fully vaccinated against COVID-19.
However, he denied that a similar plan was being prepared to force the country’s tourist trips and universities to be vaccinated, as the Washington Post noted Thursday.
Since last week, the government in Biden has forced more than four million workers to provide proof of their COVID-19 vaccination if they wish to avoid regular testing, a measure being applied on an increasing scale. The number of companies across the country.
The COVID-19 epidemic has killed at least 4,274,424 worldwide, among more than 200.1 million cases of the new coronavirus, since the World Health Organization discovered the disease in China in late December 2019, according to the latest AFP tally based on data. official.
In Portugal, since the beginning of the epidemic, in March 2020, 17,440 people died and 982,364 cases of infection were recorded, according to the Directorate General of Health.
The respiratory disease is caused by the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus, which was discovered in late 2019 in Wuhan, a city in central China, and currently with variants identified in countries such as the United Kingdom, India, South Africa, Brazil and Peru.
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