- 83 percent of U.S. cases are made up of Delta Variant
- Jeff Bezos in Space
- The Global Semiconductor Shortage Is Expected to Last Longer
83 percent of U.S. Cases are Made Up of Delta Variant
According to the director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the highly infectious Delta variant makes up an estimated 83 percent of new coronavirus cases in the United States, a “dramatic increase” from early July, when it passed the 50% threshold to become the dominant variant in the country.
US officials stated that the Delta variation of COVID-19 has taken over the planet. Authorities also noted that the number of mortality among unvaccinated people in the United States has increased.
According to Anthony Fauci, a top infectious disease specialist in the United States, the Delta variation has now become the dominant variant in around 100 nations throughout the world.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the average number of daily cases in the United States has risen to over 26,000 in the last seven days. This is more than double the previous low of 11,000 instances in June.
The states with the highest increase in cases, according to White House COVID-19 Response Coordinator Jeff Zients, were Arkansas, Florida, Louisiana, Missouri, and Nevada. One of the five new instances, according to Jeff Zients, was discovered in Florida.
The immunization rates in all of these states are below the national average.
Walensky said, “This is becoming a pandemic of the unvaccinated,” adding that 97 percent of those entering hospitals with COVID-19 in the US are unvaccinated.
Walensky stated that the United States currently faces a high danger of COVID-19 transmission, claiming that the recent drop has been reversed. Walensky recommended anyone who haven’t been immunized to receive the COVID-19 vaccination. He further claimed that the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines were particularly efficient against the Delta type.
Those who missed their second dose after taking their first dose, according to the CDC Chair, should take it as soon as possible.
Jeff Bezos in Space
The billionaire space race has been in the news a lot lately. After British billionaire Richard Branson flew into space in a vehicle constructed by his company Virgin Galactic, Jeff Bezos, the world’s richest man, embarked on his own adventure into space. Those moments of Bezos, who launched into space with the Blue Origin space initiative’s rocket, were streamed live.
The New Shepard spacecraft, manufactured by the Blue Origin corporation, sent Jeff Bezos, the founder of the US e-commerce giant Amazon, and three others into space from western Texas.
Jeff Bezos began his historical adventure as the world’s richest person. On the first “all civilian crewed and pilotless space journey” in history, Bezos was joined by his brother, 82-year-old Wally Funk, and 18-year-old Olivier Deamon.
The flight is a first in history, as it is entirely made up of citizens and has no pilot. The vehicle carrying Bezos and his buddies, who had received expedited training prior to the flight, reportedly ascended to a height of 106 kilometers.
After a successful mission, Bezos’ spacecraft landed on the surface, making him the second billionaire in space after Richard Branson.
On July 11th, British businessman Sir Richard Bronson went to a height of 100 kilometers above the Earth’s surface in a vehicle manufactured by his company Virgin Galactic.
The Unity-2 spacecraft, which was launched from the US state of New Mexico and carried six passengers, including Branson, landed safely on Earth with Branson and his companions.
The Global Semiconductor Shortage Is Expected to Last Longer
Long wait times for popular automobiles may become the norm far beyond 2022, as the semiconductor scarcity driving these delays is unlikely to be remedied anytime soon, according to some of the world’s major chip makers and analysts.
Chipmakers all over the world are working overtime and investing in new capacity to make up for the current gap. However, new facilities require time to get up and running, and it could take up to two years for supply to catch up to current demand levels.
“The supply shortage is unlikely to resolve in the short term,” Vinay Raghunath said, partner and automotive sector leader at EY India. “Semiconductor manufacturing is a globally intertwined ecosystem, which makes the supply chain vulnerable to macroeconomics, geopolitics and natural blips.”
India’s semiconductor requirements are entirely met by imports. Taiwan produces the majority of the world’s chips, and countries all over the world are campaigning to have their automakers put first in line.
Several leaders in the car industry have stated in public and private forums that their procurement teams watch the supply chain on a daily basis, not just for themselves but also for their direct and indirect vendors.