The CDC reports that US COVID hospitalizations have increased 4% from last week and daily confirmed cases are up 16%. If this is a new surge and wave of COVID then there will be a doubling or more of daily cases within 2-3 weeks.
Roughly 28% of the U.S. population (94 million) has received at least one Covid vaccine dose and 15.5% has been (52 million) fully vaccinated, as of Sunday, according to data compiled by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Vaccination levels should be sufficient to blunt the rise in COVID cases. This is based upon what happened in Israel. Israel is ahead in vaccinations but also ahead in exposure to COVID variants.
Johns Hopkins reports nearly 550,000 cumulative COVID deaths in the USA and 2.8 million worldwide. The global daily cases (7 day moving average) is back over 550,000 per day. The World had global daily cases of over 500,000 from the start of November to the beginning of February, 2021. Daily cases are high in Brazil, India and many parts of Europe.
SOURCES: CDC, CNBC, Worldometers, Johns Hopkins
Written By Brian Wang, Nextbigfuture.com