California has been doing relatively well with dealing with the COVID-19 virus recently. Let’s take a look at how and why we’re doing so well right now.

The vaccine

More than 14 million people are fully vaccinated statewide, with around 263,000 doses administered per day according to covid19.ca.gov. More and more people are receiving the COVID-19 vaccine so, more people are going to have a lower chance of transmitting the virus. This will lead to a decline in the virus (hopefully).

The Spread

2,062 new cases were reported on May 10, 2021, according to The New York Times. Compare it to January 14, 2021, when new cases were at 40,694. So things have certainly been on a decline by just looking at those numbers. Some say herd immunity could be reached as early as mid-July.

On May 10th, 22 people died of COVID-19. Compared to January 14th again, there were 593 deaths. 150,925 people have been tested on May 11, 2021, 1% of which have been positive.

What are we doing right?

I think the vaccine has played a huge role in our state’s success in this pandemic as of late. Almost 50% of California’s residents are fully vaccinated, which is quite a few people. Furthermore, there are people who are tons of people getting vaccinated daily, as we speak.

I also think most people are also wearing masks and staying socially distant to prevent the spread of the virus. I also think there have been fewer large gatherings, and there aren’t really many occasions to warrant a large gathering around this time of year. Perhaps the residents of California are really good at following these guidelines. That’s my opinion, anyway.

I hope you found this blog post informative! Thanks for reading.

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