US Covid cases fall by nearly a quarter
The Covid-19 pandemic has taken a staggering 710,000 lives in America.
However, the number of cases and mortality rates are now falling as hopes are raised over the country’s ability to navigate its way out of the pandemic.
Covid cases dropped 30% worldwide and 35% in America since September 1. pic.twitter.com/MZc1Sje3No— Mahir Zeynalov (@MahirZeynalov) October 4, 2021
Despite abundant access to vaccines, low rates of vaccinations and mixed messages from politicians have characterised a tumultuous American response to the pandemic.
The Carnegie Mellon study found almost half of the Twitter accounts calling for America to reopen during the HEIGHT of the pandemic were likely bots.— Don Winslow (@donwinslow) October 5, 2021
Just over 1 in 500 Americans died as a result of coronavirus, one of the highest rates across the world.
However, over the past two weeks, new Covid-19 cases are down by 22%, while hospitalisations have fallen by 20%, in a possible sign that the surge of the Delta variant may be slowing down.
“I think this Delta wave is probably the last major surge of Sars-Cov-2 infection that we have in the US, barring something unexpected happening,” said Scott Gottlieb, a Pfizer board director, in a book on America’s response to Covid-19.
Families should consider at-home tests ahead of holidays, former FDA commissioner @ScottGottliebMD tells @margbrennan:— Face The Nation (@FaceTheNation) October 11, 2021
“When you're gathering around the holidays, you have to assess the circumstances.”
More from Gottlieb's interview on #FaceTheNation: https://t.co/BIUCRkAL8B pic.twitter.com/AZDb1YCcOU
There is a growing consensus among epidemiologists that Covid is not going away anytime soon and that it will have to be managed by the use of vaccines and people getting natural immunity as time passes. Whether or not that time is now or way in the future remains up for debate.
It seems as though markets have priced in a retreat of the Delta variant and it does appear to bode well for major tech stocks.
If you’re wondering why the stock market is so weak it’s this.— Michael Antonelli (@BullandBaird) October 4, 2021
Delta is in full retreat in the US, you can see it in the COVID charts, therefore “re-open” plays are going to be the new hotness and Large Cap growth tech will be in the House of Pain (plus they dominate indices) pic.twitter.com/G7BxDE6mTY