The White House has informed that half of the United States population is now fully vaccinated against the novel coronavirus. The rise in inoculations is seen as a response to the surging Delta variant.  Cyrus Shahpar, who is the White House COVID data director, informed about the feat. The administration official said the seven-day average of newly vaccinated people is up 11 per cent from last week and up 44 per cent over the past two weeks. As per the data, more than 165 million people have received either two Moderna or Pfizer doses or one Johnson & Johnson shot. The rapid speed of vaccinations has increased hopes to return to everyday life. However, it seems a little tricky due to the Delta variant. Since US President Joe Biden took office, he has been pressing for Americans to get vaccinated but has been facing hindrance from the conservative parts of the county. The government has asked all federal employees to get vaccinated or get coronavirus testing twice a week to increase vaccine inoculation.  On Friday, Biden hinted that there would be more measures and are at an early stage of conversations. Meanwhile, New York and Los Angeles cities are imposing new restrictions, such as demanding proof of vaccination for entering indoor venues, including restaurants and gyms. The government data states that deaths and hospitalization have risen sharply in the last few weeks.  The United States is back up to around 380 Covid-19 deaths a day, with hospitalizations averaging 7,300 a day over a week. It is the hardest-hit nation hospitalization, recording 615,000 deaths.  

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