It’s been a month since Thanklsgiving…..
One would expect things to level off……
Death’s from the virus ARE still climbing (they tend lag behind infections numbers)….
There have been almost one million virus vaccine shots administered in America as of this date….
The Government now has two vaccines being given and it has just signed a deal opting for 100 million more doses of the Pfizer vaccine.if and when they can produce them…The Trump admin was asked to order more doing the summer but didn’t…..
The Moderna vaccine is probably gonna be the better vaccine to move away from just healthcare professionals and hospitals since it does not have to stored and moved at the extreme cold temperature the Pfizer vaccine does have to be….
Testing numbers have gone thru the roof…..
But some places STILL people who shun masks and social distancing and one should expect another spike in the infections after this week’s Christmas Holiday get togethers…
The State of the Virus
Update for the week of December 20-26
- Case numbers remain about as high as they have ever been. But the country is no longer seeing explosive growth, and many states are improving. Deaths continue to increase.
- California’s worsening outbreak has canceled out progress in other parts of the country. The state has added more than 300,000 cases in the seven-day period ending Dec. 22, including records around Los Angeles, San Diego and Fresno.
- The Upper Midwest has continued to make progress. North Dakota, which a few weeks ago was averaging 1,400 cases daily, was below 300 on many recent days. Contact tracing, which the state scaled back as cases soared, was resuming.
- Florida was averaging 11,000 cases a day as of Dec. 22, near its summer peak. Its per capita numbers remain far better than California’s. But Miami has persistently high numbers, and there have been upticks around Jacksonville, Tampa and Pensacola.
- The South avoided much of the fall surge, but has struggled recently. As of Dec. 22, Tennessee was adding the country’s most cases per capita. Alabama was setting records for cases and deaths.
- Holiday reporting quirks will likely blur the country’s data. Testing was expected to decrease around Christmas and New Year’s, and many states have said they will not report data on certain days. More typical reporting patterns were expected to resume in early January.
As of Wednesday evening, more than 18,486,500 people in the United States have been infected with the coronavirus and at least 326,100 have died, according to a New York Times database…..