COVID Cases in U.S Drop to Levels Not Seen Since March 2020

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It has just been confirmed that COVID-19 cases here in the United States have dropped to levels that haven’t been seen since March 2020…

​Which is an incredible milestone in what has been a tragically difficult year.

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Here’s why…

Now, January 2020 brought us something that we won’t be forgetting for a very long time.

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The COVID-19 pandemic swept across the world at an alarming rate and wreaked utter havoc and devastation.

The coronavirus, which surfaced in a Chinese seafood and poultry market in December 2019, spread to nearly every country…

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Upending life and derailing the global economy.

In the last fourteen months, many huge countries have been in and out of nationwide lockdowns…

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And tragically so, more than 3 million people globally have died as a result.

Although it appears as if the world is finally starting to recover from the pandemic…

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The damage that has been done is indescribable… especially here in the United States.

Sadly, the U.S became the epicenter of the pandemic…

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And our huge country holds one of the largest death tolls in the world, with more than 611,000 people tragically losing their lives to the deadly virus.

​Of course, the way in which former president, Donald Trump, handled the pandemic in its early days was disgraceful…

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And after months of Trump playing down the dangers, contracting the virus himself was what it took to get him to finally come to his senses and take the pandemic a little bit more seriously.

By the time November rolled around, much-needed COVID vaccines were starting to be administered in several countries…

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And the new administration under Joe Biden’s presidency pushed for a huge roll-out across the U.S.

According to Bloomberg, more than 2 billion doses of vaccines have been administered across the world…

And 297 million doses have been distributed here in the U.S – meaning we still have quite a way to go before the majority of the country will be immunized.

But this doesn’t mean progress isn’t being made…

And slowly but surely, things are gradually starting to return back to normality.

So much so…

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That some of the best news we’ve had in months has just been announced.

And people are overwhelmed, to say the least!

Confirmed COVID cases in the U.S have fallen to levels not seen since March 2020, according to an NBC News analysis

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And experts say they expect case counts to stay low throughout the summer.

Thanks to vaccinations, experts say, the U.S is unlikely to see a summer surge on a scale similar to last year.

“The level of vaccination in this country has taken any major national surge off the table,” said Michael Osterholm, director of the Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy at the University of Minnesota.

Bill Hanage, an associate professor of epidemiology at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, had a similar assessment.

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“We expect the summer to be relatively quiet from the combination of the high rates of vaccination, a certain amount of immunity from infection, and seasonality,” he said.

​Hanage noted that current case counts may be artificially low because of Memorial Day Weekend when fewer cases were reported…

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And as those cases come in, some increases are expected, but he hopes the overall trend will continue downwards.
Still, both Osterholm and Hanage said that in areas with lower vaccination uptake, more localized outbreaks are likely to occur.

Certain states, like Texas, have more “patchy” vaccination uptake, Hanage said, with certain areas of the state having significantly higher vaccination rates than others.

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In these low vaccination areas, there will continue to be a risk for outbreaks.
“Even if ninety percent of the people in the community are vaccinated, if the ten percent who are not all hanging out together, and the virus is introduced to them, a large proportion of them could become infected.”

The big test will come in the fall, however, when the weather cools and people start to gather indoors, said Dr. Chris Beyrer, a professor of epidemiology at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.

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The virus spreads much more easily in indoor, poorly ventilated spaces.

But it isn’t something to be majorly worried about.

Hanage noted that any fall or winter uptick won’t be like the surge the nation saw last winter, because the vaccines have proven to be very effective in preventing severe disease.
“That means an increase in cases won’t necessarily lead to a large increase in hospitalizations seen in previous surges.”

This is exactly the news we needed today!

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This is a developing story and updates will be posted accordingly.