Our nation is heading in the right direction as the number of COVID 19 cases and hospitalizations have declined recently. We are averaging around 200K cases/day, a decline of more than 60% from the previous weeks.
In Virginia, our current 7-day positivity rate for PCR is down to 14.3%.
With this reality, many states have already started contemplating the contraction of public mitigation measures, including mask mandates for school and public spaces throughout this month and March.
Fauci said COVID-19 restrictions around the U.S. will end soon. He didn’t give a specific timeline but said it was likely to happen in 2022.
At the same time, Fauci stressed that the coronavirus won’t be wiped out and people will have to learn to live with it. Health officials may soon reach an “equilibrium” where they don’t need to monitor infection levels as closely, he said.
As the rates of both natural and artificial immunity continue to increase, along with better supplies of therapeutics, our society should be able to manage the “pandemic” going forward.
However, we’ve been here before with Delta and the recent Omicron. The Coronavirus has shown the ability to be efficient, unstable, and unpredictable. Its behavior is complex and nuanced. Any actions taken should balance the ability to live our lives along with protecting ourselves and others from severe disease and hospitalizations.
Testing remains an important tool to guide the care of individuals and to prevent transmissions.
CDC continues to emphasize that healthcare workers, patients, and visitors with even mild symptoms, regardless of vaccination status, to get tested as soon as possible.
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