- The COVID infection rate in the U.S. dropped by 16% over the last two weeks.
- Health experts are unsure if we've already reached peak COVID or if the worst is yet to come.
- In light of more contagious COVID mutations, one infectious disease expert believes the worst period of the entire pandemic will fall between March and May.
After months of despair, historic levels of unemployment, and more than 400,000 deaths, there's finally a reason to believe that the end of the coronavirus pandemic is within reach. Thanks to the arrival of coronavirus vaccines from Pfizer and Moderna, there's a good chance that the U.S. can achieve herd immunity later this summer and, perhaps, return to a sense of normalcy by fall.
Meanwhile, the recent surge of coronavirus infections finally appears to be losing momentum. Over the last two weeks, the number of COVID cases in the U.S. declined by 16%. And though the U.S. is still seeing nearly 200,000 new COVID cases a day, the daily infection rate is at a level we haven't seen since early-mid December. All of this, of course, begs the question: is the worst of the coronavirus pandemic finally behind us?
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