The US averaged about 19,455 coronavirus cases over the last seven days, a 47% increase over the previous week.
A third of those are coming from five hot spots: Florida, Louisiana, Arkansas, Missouri and Nevada. In these states, ICUs are packed and ventilators are sometimes hard to come by –an echo of the darkest pandemic months we thought were behind us.
Vaccine hesitancy is a big reason for these regional spikes.
Pfizer will virtually brief government officials today about the potential need for booster shots of its Covid-19 vaccine.
Dr. Anthony Fauci says Americans don’t need to worry about an additional dose …just yet.