In the US, cases are down about 20% from their post-New Year peak and similar downward trends are seen in Asia and Australia.
The United States and the United Kingdom have clearly crested the wave on their latest peaks in terms of new cases.
We are still in the midst of the biggest wave of COVID-19 cases yet in the US, with rates increasing throughout most of the world.
News this week has been dominated by vaccine issues. That is understandable, as vaccines are what will bring us out of this epidemic.
Two weeks ago, just about every state was seeing rapid increases in case numbers, currently, case numbers are decreasing throughout the US.
With the first COVID-19 vaccinations being administered, the biggest question on everyone’s mind is “when will I be able to get the vaccine?” and the answer is, “ it depends.”
This week marks two of the most important milestones in this entire COVID epidemic. The first person to receive a vaccine and formal independent review by the U.S. FDA.
Just in time for Thanksgiving, COVID rates have started to come off the highs that we saw through the month of November.
As of Wednesday, about 11 and a half million Americans are known to have been infected with SARS CoV2.
The combined effort of Pfizer and BioNTech announced that their vaccine has a 90% protective efficacy in vaccinated individuals.