NEW YORK – Delta isn’t done. Over the next few weeks, health experts expect new cases of COVID-19 to go up again, hitting different regions at a time, but once it plays out, some health experts say we could see a drop by Thanksgiving.
“I think by Thanksgiving you’ll have seen this move its way through the country,” explained Dr. Scott Gottlieb, Former FDA Commissioner, Pfizer Board Member. “The virus isn’t going away but prevalence levels will decline to a level that feels more manageable.”
But what exactly does manageable mean?
We were seeing a 7-day average of up to 160,000 cases a day nationwide at the peak of the surge, right now, the CDC says that average is closer to 114,000 new cases a day, and Doctor Gottlieb expects we’ll eventually drop down to about 20,000 cases a day.
But getting there depends on more people getting vaccinated.