Problems with compliance….
Case numbers levelling off in the Red States …
Low in the Blue states….
A national Mandate (With testing option) maybe coming….
(President’s people tell people to disregard the court order holding it up….)
A Big name sports figure gets the virus , he wasn’t vaccined….The NFL keeps going….
Polls show Americans no longer think the pandemic is the most important thing…
The Economy is….
Nationwide COVID-19 infections have plateaued after weeks of rapid decline, just as colder weather and the upcoming holidays drive people indoors.
Experts say the country is in a stalemate between increasing vaccinations and the still-spreading delta variant.
Even though infections will likely increase this winter, they say that isn’t a reason to panic….
The highest infection numbers are in states with low vaccination rates, and in unvaccinated pockets of cold weather states. There could be regional spikes, as some areas worsen while others rebound more quickly.
“If we compare same two months to last year, we see a very different picture. Last year at this time, infection numbers were taking off! Doubling every 3 weeks. We were on a steep acceleration. This year, we have the FAR more contagious Delta. Schools are open. And we’re flat!” tweeted Ashish Jha, dean of the Brown University School of Public Health.
Former Food and Drug Administration Commissioner Scott Gottlieb said in a CNBC interview last week that he expects the pandemic will mostly be over for the majority of the U.S. by early next year.
Gottlieb said he thinks that by Jan. 4, President Biden‘s deadline for a vaccine or test mandate for businesses with at least 100 employees, the U.S. will be transitioning to a lower-level “endemic” situation.
Quarterback Aaron Rodgers is not just the N.F.L.’s reigning most valuable player, he’s a celebrity who transcends the nation’s most popular sport, a household name on par with Tom Brady and Patrick Mahomes.
So when news broke that he tested positive for the coronavirus last week and was unvaccinated, Rodgers justified his decision to not get vaccinated by speaking out against the highly effective vaccines and spewing a stream of misinformation and junk science. Medical professionals were disheartened not just because it will make it harder for them to persuade adults to get vaccinated, but because they are also starting to vaccinate 5- to 11-year-olds.…
The White House on Monday urged businesses to move forward with implementing rules for coronavirus vaccines after a federal court stayed President Biden’s vaccine-or-test mandate for private companies.
“We think people should not wait,” White House deputy press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre told reporters on Monday. “We say, do not wait to take actions that will keep your workplace safe. It is important and critical to do and waiting to get more people vaccinated will lead to more outbreaks and sickness.”….
Hundreds of thousands of U.S. service members remain unvaccinated or only partially vaccinated against the coronavirusas the Pentagon’s first compliance deadlines near, with lopsided rates across the individual services and a spike in deaths among military reservists illustrating how political division over the shots has seeped into a nonpartisan force with unambiguous orders…..
More than a third of Americans call the economy the most pressing problem facing the country (36%). Among the group that sees it that way, 72% say Biden hasn’t been attentive to the right issues. That dynamic is reversed among the smaller 20% who consider the coronavirus pandemic the nation’s top problem: 79% in that subset say Biden has had the right priorities, while 21% not….
Among reported tests, the positivity rate was 5.5%.
The number of tests reported fell 34.5% from the previous week.
Since Dec. 14, more than 432,111,000 doses of a coronavirus vaccine have been administered in the U.S.
More than 194,001,000 people have completed vaccination, or about 58.43% of the population. Read more in our vaccination tracker….
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