Since COVID-19 vaccine distribution began in the United States on Dec. 14, more than 126 million doses have been administered, fully vaccinating over 44 million people or 13.5 percent of the total U.S. population.
But only one in six Americans have received the vaccine thus far. Senior Americans (65+) only make up about 40 percent of the vaccinated population.
The U.S. is now averaging about 55,000 new cases per day. Researchers have estimated that around 70 percent to 85 percent of the country needs to be immune to the coronavirus for COVID-19 to stop spreading through communities and peter out.
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The pace of new infections has stabilized, but the U.S. is still reporting on average more than 50,000 new cases per day, according to Axios. This means one thing- before the U.S. will see a drop in cases, more people must be vaccinated.
Health officials urge Americans to get vaccinated as soon as possible. As long as Americans continue to get vaccinated in large numbers, the end of the pandemic is well within reach.
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