One-year after the commencement of the pandemic, the U.S. continues to make significant progress in battling the virus. Vaccination efforts are in full swing, with the U.S. administering nearly 2.5 million vaccine doses per day in the second half of March.1 Daily new confirmed cases are down from their early 2021 spike. The data is encouraging and signals the pandemic’s loosening grip.
Positive progress on vaccinations and new cases is allowing public officials to ease restrictions. States are removing capacity restrictions on restaurants and bars and allowing public venues to reopen. However, restriction easing comes as virus variants are emerging and as of this writing new daily confirmed cases are ticking higher. The risk remains that new cases counts increase in the months ahead.
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