In December 2020, California became the first state in the United States to record two million positive cases. By September 20 of this year, that number had doubled to 4.4 million cases. These days, however, there are Big turnover; Johns Hopkins University said this sunny case records the lowest positive per 100,000 population in the entire United States. Last Saturday (September 18), for example, there were only 24.99 cases per 100,000 people.
A similar development occurs in other previous outbreaks. Maryland has reported only dozens of new infections per 100,000 residents in recent days, and New Jersey is about the same, while Florida remains the epicenter of the pandemic with the highest positivity at more than 260 new cases per 100,000 residents.
Source: TASR / AP / Lynne Sweet
California as an example for the entire United States
According to experts, the positive development in California is the result of the high vaccination rate. According to the latest data, nearly 80 percent of the population received the first dose of the vaccine there. “More than 77 percent of the population has been vaccinated with at least one dose. Right now, we can be proud of the lowest COVID-19 infection rate in the country. Only through vaccination can we beat the epidemic.” California Governor Gavin Newsom wrote on Twitter.
New: More than 70% of Californians are vaccinated with at least one dose.
We now have the lowest COVID case rate in the country.
Vaccines are the way we are ending this pandemic.
– Gavin Newsom (@GavinNewsom) September 18, 2021
In addition, local residents are said to be disciplined in wearing headscarves and adhering to other measures to combat the epidemic. In Los Angeles County, for example, people who attend group events such as concerts and sports are required to wear a headscarf since August 20, even if they have been vaccinated.
Source: TASR / AP / Damian Dovarganes
However, experts still do not exclude the possibility of the so-called increase. Penetrating infection, that is, one in which the vaccinated person is completely infected. UCSD epidemiologist Kirsten Pippens Domingu in an interview with the newspaper The New York Times He stated that the delta variant was too contagious to be completely eradicated, but emphasized that vaccination played an indispensable role in the fight against the epidemic. “It all starts and ends with vaccines. But it doesn’t work until the virus miraculously disappears as soon as a milestone crosses.” Note the dome.
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