COVID Cases Fall in U.S.: NY Times

Fewer Omicron cases than last month, nationally.

QUICK FACTS:
  • New coronavirus cases have started to fall nationally, The New York Times (NYT) reports.
  • More states have passed a peak in new cases in recent days, the country averaging about 720,000 new cases a day through Friday.
  • That’s down from about 807,000 last week.
  • New coronavirus hospital admissions have leveled off, too.
VACCINE INEFFECTIVE TO STOP COVID DEATHS, THOUGH:
  • Deaths continue to mount, NYT reports, with more than 2,100 announced most days.
  • This, even though the U.S. population is 76% vaccinated, 63.6% fully, according to Google data, calling into question the vaccine’s efficacy.
  • The inability of high vaccination rates in the U.S. to stave off deaths from coronavirus contradicts the CDC’s claim that “COVID-19 vaccines are effective at preventing infection, serious illness, and death.”
Screenshot from Google.com taken January 23, 2022
BACKGROUND:
  • The Covid-19 vaccine is proving ineffective to curb coronavirus infection rates in Japan, too.
  • American Faith reported yesterday that Tokyo recently recorded its fourth record number of daily COVID-19 infections on Saturday, breaking above 10,000, while Japan’s exceeded 50,000 for the first time as the Omicron variant continues to spread rapidly, Reuters reports.
  • However, Japan’s population is 80.5% vaccinated (79.2% “fully”), according to Google data, also calling into question the vaccine’s efficacy.