18 April, 2021

There’s Always a “Yes, But…”

CDC: Half of US adults have received at least one COVID-19 vaccine dose | TheHill

Great news.

Roughly half of U.S. adults have received at least one dose of the coronavirus vaccine, according to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released Saturday.

Across the country, more than 128 million people ages 18 and older have received at least one shot, with more than 82 million fully vaccinated with one of the three vaccines approved for emergency use in the U.S., the CDC said.

Overall, 49.7 percent of U.S. adults have received at least one vaccine dose, according to the data, and nearly a third are fully vaccinated.

Yes, but…

Looking at my handy-dandy spreadsheet, I see that the 7-day rolling average of cases in the U.S. reached 62,813 on April 13th. That’s after bottoming out at 47,418 on March 14th. That’s a 30% increase in a month. Not good.

Even worse, worldwide cases reached their highest 7-day rolling average of 733,613 on April 16th.

Fatalities continue to remain low in the U.S. In fact, the 7-day rolling average today was the lowest since October 10th, so that is encouraging. However, worldwide, the average is at an all-time high, just like cases.

We can see the light ahead, but we’re not out of the woods yet.

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