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31% rise in US vaccinations in the past 24 hours... IMPRESSIVE
Vaccinations in the US are ramping up. As shown below, +579,632 doses were administered in the past 24 hours. This is a 31% rise in the daily doses administered. This is impressive, and as noted previously, if this rate reaches 1 million per day, the US could reach that 30% of citizens vaccinated by early April.
Israel's daily COVID-19 cases might be the MOST IMPORTANT CHART IN THE WORLD
The vaccines have proven effective in trials, but the "real world" test is whether the infections slow after a region has vaccinated >30% or more of its residents. The nation to watch is Israel. As the data below shows, the % of citizens vaccinated is 17% (up from 6% a week ago) and is on course to hit 30% within 2 weeks.
This is the real test:
- cases in Israel should begin to slow dramatically in the coming weeks
- if cases slow, we see a roadmap for the end of the pandemic
- if cases do not slow, yikes!!!