US President Joe Biden urged Americans to get vaccinated amid the rising coronavirus cases across the nation.

Biden cited higher rates of coronavirus cases in states with low vaccination rates, while addressing the nation about its economic recovery and its link with controlling the pandemic, Reuters reported.

The President urged, "So please, please get vaccinated. Get vaccinated now."

He said that capitalism was alive and “very well." Biden claimed that it has been six months into his administration, and the US economy experienced the highest economic growth rate in almost four decades. According to him, forecasters have doubled their projections for growth to 7% or higher, and claimed that the US is the only developed nation where growth projections today are stronger than they were before the pandemic struck.


But Monday’s stock market selloff came as the Delta variant of Covid continued to grip the world, according to The Guardian. After losing 946 points on Monday, the Dow Jones Industrial Average closed down 725 points. The S&P 500 index fell 1.6% and the Nasdaq Composite lost 1.1%.

In the last 30 days, the average number of daily new coronavirus cases in the US has tripled, reveals an analysis of Reuters data. According to it, the number shot up to 32,136 on Sunday. According to the same analysis, the average number of people hospitalized with Covid-19 has also gone up by 21% in the last 30 days. As for deaths, they climbed 25% last week to an average of 250 per day.

Los Angeles County has already instructed residents to wear masks indoors again.

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio tweeted on Monday that they have administered 9,742,526 Covid-19 vaccine doses. "That's why we're holding the line in New York City against this virus and the Delta variant. If you haven't gotten your vaccine yet, now is the time to do it," he wrote.

The American Academy of Pediatrics on Monday shared updated recommendations for schools. It includes wearing masks for everyone over the age of 2.

In Canada, it was announced that the US-Canadian border will start to reopen from August 9 to American citizens who are fully vaccinated as well as permanent residents, for the first time since the world was hit by coronavirus.

Joe Biden U.S. President Joe Biden speaks about the nation's economic recovery amid the COVID-19 pandemic in the State Dining Room of the White House on July 19, 2021 in Washington, DC. Biden also reiterated his hope that Facebook will better police vaccine misinformation on their platform. Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images