In the US, current levels are at about 75% of the peak seen in mid-July, but they are still steadily rising…not as fast as of late June and early July, but there is no evidence of a new peak.
Most of the news of the last week has surrounded President Trump’s diagnosis and apparent rapid recovery from COVID-19. As of right now, we do not know where the infection occurred.
COVID-19 cases are once again on the increase in much of the world except for China. Fortunately, these rates do not apply to death rates.
This week Dr. Fauci clarified that he fully expects that anyone who wants to be vaccinated will be fully vaccinated by April of next year or roughly 6-7 months from now.
An independent safety board has reviewed all the available data on the AstraZeneca/Oxford University vaccine. The assessment concluded that there was no evidence that the adverse event was due to the vaccine.
AstraZeneca working in conjunction with the University of Oxford had a single test subject who developed a significant medical issue.
Emergency Use Authorization for at least one of the vaccines, could be issued as early as late next month or early in November.
Many of us are beginning to get a sense that we have fallen into a COVID-19 rhythm. That is both good and bad.
Countries across Europe are trying to put a lid on the new cases by clamping down on the highest-risk indoor settings that spur infection.
As we approach the latter part of the summer, people should be asking the question: “What will this year’s flu season look like?” A bad flu season, as we had 2 years ago, combined with COVID-19 would significantly run the risk of overwhelming the health system.