More than half of Americans have received at least one dose of a vaccine and 42% are fully vaccinated.
The US reported an average of about 14,500 daily infections over the past week, data compiled by Johns Hopkins University shows, with average daily cases staying below 15,000 for three days straight.
About 960,000 vaccinations are being administered each day nationwide, according to a seven-day average of Centers for Disease Control and Prevention data. More than half of Americans have received at least one dose of a vaccine and 42% are fully vaccinated.
Nevertheless, the average of 14,410 daily new infections over the past week represent numbers not seen since the early days of the pandemic, while former FDA chief Scott Gottlieb said on CNBC Monday that he expects the vaccination pace to fall further.
“Vaccination rates are going to fall off quite sharply in July and August,” Gottlieb said. “The bottom line is, people who haven’t been vaccinated at this point are more marginal customers for vaccination.”
Vaccinations may pick back up closer to the fall as Americans start thinking about going back to work and school, Gottlieb elaborated.