Our World in Data reports that 409.8 million vaccine doses have been administered globally, a 21% increase compared to this time last week. The CDC reported 151.1 million SARS-CoV-2 vaccine doses distributed and 115.7 million doses administered. This includes 75.5 million people (22.7% of the entire US population) who have received at least 1 dose of the vaccine, and 41.0 million (12.3%) who are fully vaccinated. Among adults aged 65 years and older, nearly two-thirds (66.3%) have received at least 1 dose and 38.6% are fully vaccinated. According to a Washington Post-Kaiser Family Foundation poll, only half of the healthcare workers have gotten a coronavirus shot in spite of the fact that they were the first group who was offered the vaccinations. This is consistent with a U.S. Census Bureau survey that found that only 51% of unvaccinated adults said that they will definitely get the vaccine. Another 26% said that they probably would take the vaccine. This has public health officials concerned that we won’t achieve herd immunity and the COVID-19 virus and its variants will continue to spread and we will be suffering pandemic conditions for the foreseeable future.
CSSE is reporting 29,714,219 positive cases in the U.S. and 540,733 deaths. DOH reported 1,999,257 confirmed cases in Florida on Friday, with 32,651 deaths.