Cases vs Vaccines
The World Health Organization declared COVID-19 a global pandemic in March of 2020.
Since then more than 354 million COVID tests have been performed just in the United States.
On December 14th , COVID-19 vaccine distribution began in the United States. Since then more than 128 million doses have been administered.
Over seventy-five million people have received at least one COVID-19 vaccine dose since the start of distribution. Over forty-million people have received two doses and are considered to be fully vaccinated.
According to the CDC, hospital admissions of patients confirmed with the virus has decreased as well. The number of admitted patients decreased from over sixteen thousand to under five thousand over the week ending on March 16th.
The CDC says that COVID-19 deaths has declined as well. The current weekly average of new deaths has decreased 69.7% compared with the highest peak on January 13, 2021.
According to the CDC, once you have been fully vaccinated you can do activities such as gathering indoors with unvaccinated individuals. However, they still warn that when in public and at gatherings with unvaccinated people from more than one household a mask should still be worn.