As the virus infection numbers keep dropping….
Virus vaccinations numbers go dropping….
State’s have begun to cut back their requests for virus vaccines….
In the past week in the U.S. …
Among reported tests, the positivity rate was 4%.
The number of tests reported fell 14% from the previous week.
Since Dec. 14, more than 257,347,000 doses of a coronavirus vaccine have been administered in the U.S.
More than 112,626,000 people have completed vaccination, or about 33.92% of the population.
Read more in our vaccination tracker.
New York Times….
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State of the virus
Update for May 4
- The country’s case numbers are starting to drop again after a month of stagnation.
- Outbreaks are subsiding in the Upper Midwest. Michigan, Minnesota and Illinois are all reporting drops in new cases.
- The pace of vaccination has slowed somewhat in recent weeks.
NY Times…. Link….
States ARE cutting back on virus vaccinations….
States asked the federal government this week to withhold staggering amounts of COVID-19 vaccine amid plummeting demand for the shots, contributing to a growing U.S. stockpile of doses.
From South Carolina to Washington, states are requesting the Biden administration send them only a fraction of what’s been allocated to them. The turned-down vaccines amount to hundreds of thousands of doses this week alone, providing a stark illustration of the problem of vaccine hesitancy in the U.S.
More than 150 million Americans — about 57% of the adult population — have received at least one dose of vaccine, but government leaders from the Biden administration down to the city and county level are doing everything they can to persuade the rest of the country to get inoculated.
U.S. Surgeon General Vivek Murthy said Friday that the federal government has dedicated $250 million for community organizations to promote vaccinations, make appointments and provide transportation….