COVID rates slow in parts of countryPosted by Jimmy Cooper / May 21, 2021
Earlier this winter, despite record numbers of COVID cases and deaths, some 30% of Californians are violating stay-at-home orders. Meanwhile, as the state prepares to extend the stay-at-home orders, groups of maskless protestors are gathering to sing Christmas carols in protest.
California broke COVID records, and as a result hospitals in the state were “crushed” by an influx of patients. ICU beds all but disappeared, especially in the southern half of the state.
Pfizer is testing a pill that, if it works, could be the first home-cure for COVID. If the current trial goes well, the pill will be ready by the end of the year.
Elsewhere in the country, the rate of COVID vaccines has sat at a whopping 3 million shots per day for two weeks straight, and now about 40% of Americans have received at least one shot. Just a few weeks ago, the number of vaccines peaked at 2.4 million shots a day.