Worldometers reports a count of over 497,000 total COVID deaths in the USA with about 9 hours left on Sunday Feb 14, 2021. Worldometers had a count of 496,063 total COVID deaths in the USA for Feb 13, 2021. Worldometers will report over 500,000 total COVID deaths in the USA on Monday Feb 15, 2021.
The US Center for Disease Control has a count of 482,536 total COVID deaths in the USA for Feb 13, 2021. The CDC reported 5520 daily COVID deaths on Friday, Feb 12, 2021. The CDC is on track to report over 500,000 total COVID deaths in the USA on Thursday, Feb 18, 2021.
The pandemic is a horrible tragedy. However, it is important to objectively look at the latest numbers and forecasts to see what is happening with the pandemic.
We hope that the vaccines will work and that the mutations of the virus will not be more deadly and we hope the variants will not have immune escape.
There are now confirmed reports of reinfection. There are people who have been known to have contracted COVID before and they have been reinfected by the South Africa variant. One of those reinfected people is in critical condition.
Dr Anthony Fauci says the South Africa variant of COVID evades the protection from some of the monoclonal antibodies, and it diminishes somewhat the capability and the effectiveness of the vaccine to block it. This was said when Fauci was on Meet the Press.
There have been more mutations of COVID after the South Africa variant. Mutations of the virus did not stop with South Africa’s version. South Africa emerged in mid-2020.
SOURCES – Worldometers, CDC
Written By Brian Wang, Nextbigfuture.com
Brian Wang is a Futurist Thought Leader and a popular Science blogger with 1 million readers per month. His blog Nextbigfuture.com is ranked #1 Science News Blog. It covers many disruptive technology and trends including Space, Robotics, Artificial Intelligence, Medicine, Anti-aging Biotechnology, and Nanotechnology.
Known for identifying cutting edge technologies, he is currently a Co-Founder of a startup and fundraiser for high potential early-stage companies. He is the Head of Research for Allocations for deep technology investments and an Angel Investor at Space Angels.
A frequent speaker at corporations, he has been a TEDx speaker, a Singularity University speaker and guest at numerous interviews for radio and podcasts. He is open to public speaking and advising engagements.