US confirmed cases: 19,132,726*
Average cases last 7 days: 184,005
Total US deaths: 333,118
Average deaths last 7 days: 2,207
Total vaccinated: 2,127,143 (per CDC via Bloomberg)
*Because many asymptomatic people probably never get tests, actual cases are probably more like 26 million, or about 8% of the US population
Source: COVID Tracking Project
The good news is, we finally have started the process of vaccination, and 1% of the population should be vaccinated by the end of this week. The bad news is, at the current rate, it would take over 4 years to vaccinate everyone in the US. I do expect this to ramp up, both as more States get more efficient at administering the vaccine, and because the Biden Administration will be much more activist and competent at ramping up production and improving the supply chain.
As we end 2020, let’s take a look at total infections and deaths per capita so far.