Why U.S. COVID-19 cases haven't seen sharp drop despite spike in vaccinations

  • Source: ABC News
  • Published: 04/27/2021 12:00 AM

States across the country are reporting large numbers of people getting their coronavirus shots, and according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, nearly 95 million doses have been administered over the last month alone. Regardless, the number of newly reported COVID-19 cases in the U.S. has not decreased dramatically, in fact, there is a seven-day average hovering around 60,000 cases a day, according to CDC data. But Dr. John Brownstein, an epidemiologist at Boston Children's Hospital and an ABC News contributor, said there is no immediate reason for alarm, since the country still has a ways to go before we see a major impact from the vaccines. "We're getting there," Brownstein said. "What's important to remember is we see these high level of metrics of vaccine coverage, there will be some level of variability from different parts of the country."


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