According to data published by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, at least 50% of adults are fully vaccinated in 25 states, including Washington D.C.
“Across the country, cases of COVID-19, serious illness, and loss of life are all down dramatically,” Andy Slavitt, White House senior COVID-19 adviser, said. “And they can be bought down even further and the risk of a future wave in your community significantly reduced if we keep up the pace of vaccinations.”
According to data from John Hopkins University, the United States averaged more than 25,000 new cases and more than 540 new COVID-19 deaths daily. In the past week, COVID-19 cases dropped down by 57% compared to a month ago.
“The people who are getting infected now tend to be people who are younger, less vulnerable to the infection, because a lot of the vulnerable population has been vaccinated,” Dr. Scott Gottlieb, former Food and Drug Administration commissioner, said. “The people most likely to get in trouble with Covid have now been protected through vaccination and you’re seeing a rapidly declining rate of new hospitalizations as a consequence of that face.”
In the United States, more than 49% of the total population has received at least one dose of a vaccine and 39% of the population is fully vaccinated.
Alaska, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Hawaii, Iowa, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Dakota, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, and Wisconsin have vaccinated at least half of their population.
Four of those states — Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, and Vermont — have fully vaccinated more than half of their total resident population, not just adults, the CDC said Monday.
“We have proven that we can beat back Covid all over this country, and school opens four months from now,” New York Mayor Bill de Blasio said on MSNBC’s Morning Joe. “So I absolutely believe Covid will continue to go down, vaccinations will go up, recovery will be strong.”
“Across the country, cases of Covid-19, serious illness and loss of life are all down dramatically,” White House senior Covid-19 adviser Andy Slavitt said in a briefing Friday. “And they can be brought down even further and the risk of a future wave in your community significantly reduced if we keep up the pace of vaccinations.”
If the current pace of vaccinations continues, the U.S. is likely to reach President Biden’s goal of having 70% of the population vaccinated by July 4.