Deaths and hospitalizations related to Covid-19 are expected to decrease over the next four weeks, according to U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's ensemble forecast released Wednesday. The latest forecast puts 740,000 to 762,000 deaths reported by November 6. This is the third week in a row of an expected decrease in newly reported deaths. There have been more than 717,000 deaths from Covid-19 in the United States, according to data from Johns Hopkins University . Latest CDC forecast is 500 to 10,100new confirmed hospitalizations for Covid-19 likely to be reported by November 5 - a fifth straight week of expected declines. As of October 12, 64,332 people were hospitalized with Covid-19, according to U.S. health and social services data. Covid-19 rates in the United States are falling, but the weather is colder could mean the Delta wave still has months to do In terms of cases, there was no expected increase or decrease. Read more The latest forecast is available as Covid-19 case are declining in the United States - an optimistic outlook that must be tempered by the continued high infection rate, especially among children. The number of new cases among children remains exceptionally high with 148,222 cases reported in the week ending October 7, according to data from American Academy of Pediatrics released on Monday. Children accounted for almost a quarter of the Covid-19 cases reported each week, according to the AAP. Au nationwide, Covid-19 cases, hospitalizations and deaths have declined , according to UniverseJohns Hopkins ity . Over the past week, an average of 87,676 people reported infections and 1,559 people died from Covid-19 per day, according to JHU data. The infection rate still remains well above what is needed - which Dr.Anthony Fauci says should be less than 10,000 on Sunday. Reluctance to vaccinate pregnant women leads to increased hospitalizations for Covid And with winter threatening to send people indoors and increase the spread, experts fear the cases will reappear. The risk is higher for children, many of whom are still not eligible for theVaccines. Currently, vaccines are only available for children as young as 12 years old, although Pfizer and BioNTech have requested emergency use authorization from US Food and Drug Administration for the youngest. some schools have relied on preventative measures to protect students, such as masking, distancing and testing. In Massachusetts, Governor Charlie Baker plans to deploy 200 members of the National Guard to help with school tests for Covid-19. But vaccination remains the best tool to fight the pandemic, experts say. And some areas are doing better than others. Delta overturns false report that vaccinated pilot died in flight Thirty-five states have fully vaccinated more than half of their residents while five others - Vermont, Connecticut, Rhode Island, Maine and Massachusetts - have fully vaccinated more than two-thirds, according to data from US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention . Overall, the numbers aren't as promising. As of Tuesday night, only 56.5 percent of the U.S. population was fully immunized, according to data from the CDC. We need the overwhelming proportion of those unvaccinated people get vaccinated and we can be sure that if we can do that you won't see a resurgence, said Fauci, director of the National Allergy Institute andinfectious diseases. In fact, the vaccines could have prevented more than 90,000 deaths in the past three months, according to a new analysis from the Kaiser Family Foundation. More than 104,000 people in the United States died from Covid-19 between June and September 2021, according to data from Johns Hopkins University. Vaccines were widely available to all American adults at the time, but an overwhelming majority of those who died were not vaccinated, according to the KFF analysis. more were vaccinated, more than 90,000 additional lives could have been saved between June and September. About half of those preventable deaths - about 49,000 - occurred in September alone, according to the foundation's analysis. Hospital system 'deeply disappointed ' with the ban on the mandate of vaccination in Texas While many experts and officials urge institutions to enact vaccination mandates to protect employees, students and customers, some are fighting their efforts. Texas Governor Greg Abbott on Monday said issued an executive order prohibiting any entity from requiring individuals to get vaccinated. The COVID-19 vaccine is safe, effective and our best defense against the virus, but should remain voluntary and never forced , a Abbott said. This goes against public health guidelines and is really not the right thing to do in the midst of a pandemic, CNN medical analyst Dr Leana said Tuesday. Wen, to John King of CNN. Lhe Covid-19 vaccine makes work compulsory, says Dr Anthony Fauci Dr. Marc Boom, president and CEO of Houston Methodist, said the hospital system is reviewing Abbott's executive order and its possible implications while expecting employees and doctors to be vaccinated. As the first hospital system in the country to impose the COVID-19 vaccine on employees and doctors, we are deeply disappointed with the governor's order trying to ban such warrants, Boom said. in a statement, noting that the system's employees and doctors are 100% compliant. We have fulfilled our sacred obligation to protect our patients, putting them first. Not only are our patients safe as a result, but we are able to stay healthy at work and be there to help. our community when it needs us most. Over 150 Methodist Houst employeeswe have resigned during a period of suspension of two weeks in June or have been terminated for failure to comply with a mandatory vaccination policy. Mandate bans have been particularly relevant to healthcare systems, where some professionals have resigned because of such measures and others have advocated for them to protect their colleagues and vulnerable patients. https: //www.hebergementwebs.com/url/8208587 target = _ blank title = alt = > from Axios-Ipsos , a majority of Americans, 65%, support requiring a vaccine is for anyone working in a health care setting. He also found that more Americans, 30%, expected it to take more than a year to get back to normal before -Covid life, compared to 9% who thought so in early June. Fewer people say ealso that they have returned to their normal lives - 22% now compared to 28% in June - or saying that this will happen in the next six months - 13% compared to 36% in June - according to the poll. sign of normality, senior manager The administration told CNN that the United States plans to ease travel restrictions for fully vaccinated visitors from Canada and Mexico starting in early November, easing bans that have been in place for more than 18 months. Moderna proposes lower vaccine dose As the US has approved booster doses of the Pfizer / BioNTech vaccine for some vulnerable Americans - and officials are weighing the approval of the boosters Moderna and Johnson & Johnson - Moderna on Tuesday urged the FDA to allow a 50 microgram dose, according to documents released before akey meeting. The company said this dose increases protection against the coronavirus while helping to keep the global vaccine supply higher. Moderna urges FDA to allow half-dose booster of its vaccine Covid-19 for certain adults This dose is half the size of the 100 microgram doses used in the primary series of the two-dose vaccine. Moderna requests authorization of the smallest dose at least six months after the second dose for certain groups: people aged 65 and over ; people aged 18 to 64 who are at high risk of severe Covid-19; and people aged 1864-year-old whose exposure to the coronavirus in their environment or work exposes them to complications from Covid-19 or serious illness Thursday, th The independent vaccine advisers of the FDA are expected to discuss and vote on the advisability of recommending the authorization of booster shots for the Moderna vaccine. Councilors are expected to discuss and vote on whether to recommend that Johnson & Johnson's vaccine recalls be allowed on Friday. Both vaccines are already approved for use in people 18 years of age and older. VRBPAC members will also hear a presentation on booster doses mix and match on Friday. CNN's Naomi Thomas, Deidre McPhillips, Julian Cummings, Rosalina Nieves and Jamie Gumbrecht contributed to this report.