As coronavirus cases drop around the country, there is a new sense of optimism coming out of Los Angeles county. According to reporting by the L.A. Times on Saturday, “Many epidemiologists and other scientists, while still cautious, say they feel increasingly hopeful that the rest of 2021 will not replay the nightmare of last year.”
Dr. Paul Offit, a vaccine expert at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, said, “I could be wrong, but I don’t think we’re going to see a big fourth surge. … I think we’ve seen the worst of it.”
Experts say that the coming of the spring season will also allow for people to be outside and make it less likely for the virus to spread.
12% of Americans have reportedly received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, but Offit estimated that approximately 35% of the United States’ population has been previously infected.
reportedly estimated that 50% of Los Angeles County residents have been