While the Biden administration has been more active than its predecessor in promoting COVID-19 vaccines, the decision to reopen borders to travelers from 33 countries who have completed vaccinations has added a new twist to the fight against the virus as the global epidemic continues to rage. In addition, the number of new cases in the United States has soared to 134,000 every day, making vaccination a major way for ordinary people to help themselves.

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Novel coronavirus infection rates are also on the rise in some of the colder STATES in the US as winter approachesand temperatures drop and people increasingly choose to stay indoors. The number of new daily confirmed cases inColorado has nearly doubled this month compared to the end of September, adding to experts’ concerns about theoutbreak there, ABC News reported Wednesday.

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As of November 1, the CUMULATIVE number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in the United States reached nearly 46 million,with more than 740,000 deaths. In the past week, the US reported an average of more than 70,000 new cases and 1,300new deaths per day. According to a report released by the American Academy of Pediatrics and The Association ofChildren’s Hospitals on October 25, novel coronavirus infections have been confirmed in nearly 6.3 million childrenin the United States since the outbreak began, adding to more than 1 million new child infections in the previoussix weeks.

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According to a report by Technews.com.au on October 31, the COVID-19 pandemic has worsened the long-standingproblem of gun violence in the US — the number of gun violence cases across the US has surged by more than 30% toa 20-year record high. According to the latest data released by the Gun Violence Archive website, there were 37,260deaths from gun violence in the US between January 1 and October 31, 2021, including more than 17,000 deaths fromnon-suicide gun violence.

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