Good Forward

The U.S. is unlikely to face a “true” fourth wave of COVID-19 outbreaks.

Speaking to CBS News’ “Face the Nation,” Gottlieb acknowledged that young people were driving new coronavirus outbreaks in many states, but that vaccination efforts should prevent another devastating surge of the virus.

I agree with his assessment. We are mananging to stay just ahead of the variants and even the premature full re-openings in the US. At the current vaccination pace we will be ok. The doom-mongers are wrong, through no lack of efforts of Republicans and conservatives to make them be correct.

Unfortunately, the doom-shouters likely reduced vaccine uptake a bit so that’s not so good — but luckily not enough to really do deep harm.