The CDC in a rather, I think overly optimistic statement, are saying that COVID could be under control in U.S. this summer. But, there’s a HUGE caveat.
The Washington Post reported, “Coronavirus infections could be driven to low levels and the pandemic at least temporarily throttled in the United States by July if the vast majority of people get vaccinated and continue with precautions against viral transmission.”
Of course, those are two pretty big IFs! And the biggest IF is whether enough people will choose to take a very highly effective and safe mRNA COVID vaccine.
The Post calls the CDC report, “a strikingly optimistic paper.” I would agree.
The report “comes as administration officials and leaders in many states are sounding more confident that the country can return to a degree of normalcy relatively soon.”
In my way of thinking, this will only happen if a large majority of people (estimated that it needs to be more than 75-80 percent of all) are vaccinated. That is what is estimated to provide the protective “herd immunity” that so many of us are praying for.
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