Why COVID-19 is spiking in highly vaccinated states
The coronavirus pandemic is still going. And as we head into the winter months, there are a number of questions about what might happen in states with high vaccination rates and mitigation measures.
Some highly vaccinated states have seen massive coronavirus surges as of late, which might be a sign of what’s to come in the pandemic, according to Yahoo! News. What happens to the infected people in the upcoming days and weeks may be a signal of what to expect this winter and beyond.
“The question now is whether above-average vaccination coverage and continued mitigation measures ... can keep rising infections from turning into the kind of tsunami of hospitalizations and deaths that plagued the entire country last holiday season, before vaccines were widely available,” according to Yahoo! News.
“If so, it could signal a new, less dangerous phase of the pandemic, particularly in areas with higher levels of immunity,” per Yahoo! News. “If not, much of America could soon look like Florida over the summer, when more residents were dying of COVID each day than ever before.”