In the US, over the last week, the rate of decrease in numbers of cases and deaths has fallen, and 20 states have seen an increase in cases.
In the United States case levels are down to levels not seen since the “14 days to stop the Virus” in March of last year.
In most of the world, the steady improvement trends continue. Even India has seen rates fall to roughly half of where they were 3 weeks ago.
The recent news is the CDC’s statement that in most situations people who are vaccinated do not need to wear a mask either indoors or out.
In the United States cases dropped over 21% in the last week, now running at about 12 cases per 100,000 per day.
The US data continues to be going in the right direction with cases decreased by another 10% this past week.
Over last weekend, the US FDA and CDC jointly announced lifting the “pause” on the use of the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine.
After 5 consecutive weeks of a slow upward trend in U.S. cases, we have seen nearly a 12% drop in the case rates over the previous week.
The CDC and FDA recommended an immediate pause in the use of the Johnson & Johnson single dose COVID-19 vaccine.
In the United States, the nation is still on track to be able to deliver the vaccine to all willing adults over the next 4 to 6 weeks.