We’re not out of danger. This virus is too opportunistic and has taught us one lesson after another. — Ali Mokdad, a University of Washington epidemiologist who is a former Centers for Disease Control and Prevention scientist
We’re not out of danger. This virus is too opportunistic and has taught us one lesson after another. — Ali Mokdad, a University of Washington epidemiologist who is a former Centers for Disease Control and Prevention scientist
Covid Surge Subsides, but Many in U.S. Remain Unvaccinated
Public health officials, however, said the pandemic remained a potent threat. Most of the Covid deaths in that span were people who were unvaccinated, and about 68 million eligible Americans have yet to be inoculated. That leaves the country vulnerable to continued surges.

“We’re not out of danger,” Ali Mokdad, a University of Washington epidemiologist who is a former Centers for Disease Control and Prevention scientist, said in an interview this week. “This virus is too opportunistic and has taught us one lesson after another.”

He worries about people dropping their use of masks and traveling more, as they have after earlier drops in new cases — actions that could help fuel a fresh surge in December and January.


... While there are about 20,000 fewer Covid patients hospitalized nationwide than at the start of September, many hospitals in hard-hit parts of the country remain overstretched. That is especially true in Alaska, which leads the country by a wide margin in recent cases per person. The threat of flu season could worsen matters.
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