Explained ⸺ Another COVID surge in USA?

In May, Biden administration declared the end of pandemic and dismantled the COVID response team

However, in July-August, the COVID hospitalizations are rising again

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has reported 8,035 new hospitalization in July last week, 12.1% increase from previous week

Hospitalization rate have been typically higher among unvaccinated people

However, compared to previous surges, this has been a low intensity surge

The good news is that very few people need intensive care

Another good news is that there has been no increase in death rate

Experts say the new surge has been due to increased summer travel, hot weather and crowd

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