COVID-19 One Year Later – Where are we now? We see a bright light at the end of the tunnel. NBA playoff predictions and more!
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It’s been a year since the WHO declared COVID-19 a Pandemic on March 11, 2020. We go over our thoughts about what we’ve learned, what has changed, and what will it take to get back as close as possible to our former normal lives.
At what point do we consider that COVID is under control. Zero Covid is just not realistic. However, we can achieve herd immunity even if some cases of COVID will always remain and even become a seasonal virus.
Several states have announced returning to unrestricted activities. Among them, Texas, Maryland, Mississippi, Connecticut, Arizona, West Virginia and Wyoming. Others are starting to lift restrictions including, New York, New Jersey and California, which is re-opening theme parks, stadiums and ball parks.
President Biden has instructed states to make vaccines available to all adults by May 1st, 2021, with the hope that we will enjoy our 4th of July national holiday without restrictions. That does not mean that everyone will have it available due to distribution challenges.
As of today, 95.7 million vaccines have been administered. 62 million or 25% of adult Americans over 18 have received at least 1 dose; 32 million are fully vaccinated (2 doses). When looking at adults over 65 years or older, 62% have received at least one dose and 32% have received two.
The pace of vaccination is there to meet the target dates. Let’s hope that by the summer, we have COVID under control.
We finish this podcast with David’s NBA predictions for the second half of the season and Manuel’s favorite race series, Formula 1, pre-season testing happening this weekend in Bahrain.
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