Revised numbers for the past week and more are monotonicly
increasing, so they have fixed that.
Overall, the U.S. rates for deaths and confirmed cases are
staying remarkably low, given that masks are coming off and
businesses are opening more widely. Here in Pittsburgh: My
grocery aisles are no longer marked for one-way traffic. Plastic
cashier-guards are disappearing. The tea store allows browsing
Here is an account that says that today there is an association
between vaccination levels and new cases, deaths, and hospitallzations
(across states, or maybe, also, counties). The association was not
notable a couple of weeks ago (it says).
Some good news mentioned is that hospitalizations are remaining
fairly constant in the worst of cases (i.e., not going down is the
contrast to "going down"), and new cases are no longer putting
pressure on hospitals.
I watched the French Open on TV last week and saw their sanctions
in effect -- masks, no crowds, then thinned crowds, and evening
curfew restrictions. French President Macron won cheers from the
crowd when he permitted the audience of the Nadal-Djokovic match
to stay in place after set 3, at 10:40 pm, instead of chasing them out
so they could beat the 11:00 curfew. (D won in the 4th.)