Vaccines Credited as New COVID-19 Cases, Deaths Decline

Headline Roundup May 3rd, 2021

Health experts and public officials say COVID-19 vaccinations are helping reduce new daily infections and deaths in the U.S. The seven-day average number of new infections dropped roughly 34% in the past two weeks, and the number of coronavirus-related deaths has fallen by nearly 80% since January. Dr. Anthony Fauci said in a recent interview that when the share of the U.S. population that's been vaccinated gets "to somewhere between 40 and 50%, I believe you’re going to start seeing real change, the start of a precipitous drop in cases." As of Monday, nearly 40% of Americans have been fully vaccinated.

The positive trend has made headlines across the spectrum, with more prominent coverage coming from right-rated outlets. Some reports from left-rated outlets concentrated on experts' continued recommendations that more Americans, especially young people, should get vaccinated.

Vaccines Credited as New COVID-19 Cases, Deaths Decline

From the Left
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In a sign that the coronavirus pandemic is beginning to ebb in America, a new analysis finds the seven-day average of new COVID-19 deaths in the United States has hit its lowest point since last October.

As of Wednesday, 684 new deaths had been reported, data from Johns Hopkins University showed. That's roughly an 80% drop since January, CNN reported. And the decline has been sure and steady in recent months: Since the start of 2021, the seven-day average number of COVID-19 deaths has decreased.

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From the Center
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Vaccines appear to be starting to curb new Covid-19 infections in the U.S., a breakthrough that could help people return to more normal activities as infection worries fade, public-health officials say.

By Tuesday, 37.3% of U.S. adults were fully vaccinated against Covid-19, with about 2.7 million shots each day. Data from Johns Hopkins University shows the seven-day average for new U.S. cases has fallen below the 14-day average for more than a week, which epidemiologists said is a strong signal that cases are starting to slide again after a recent...

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From the Right
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COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations in the United States are declining, a sign that the vaccination campaign is succeeding and the spring surge has ended.

In the past two weeks, new COVID-19 cases in the U.S. have dropped from a seven-day average of 78,449 to 51,465, a decline of 34%. New hospitalizations have also fallen 34%, from 3,165 to 2,083.

Over 55% of adults have received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine, and 39% have been fully vaccinated, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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