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Sat Jun 5, 2021, 07:10 AM

As Vaccines Turn Pandemic's Tide, U.S. and Europe Diverge on Path Forward

LONDON ó Over Memorial Day weekend, 135,000 people jammed the oval at the Indianapolis 500. Restaurants across the United States were thronged with customers as mask mandates were being discarded.

The formula, which gained the Biden administrationís blessing, was succinct: In essence, if you are fully vaccinated, you can do as you please.

But while the United States appears to be trying to close the curtain on the pandemic, across the ocean, in Britain and the European Union, it is quite a different story.

Despite plunging infection levels and a surging vaccine program, parts of Europe are maintaining limits on gatherings, reimposing curbs on travel and weighing local lockdowns.

Read more: https://www.nytimes.com/2021/06/05/world/europe/us-covid-vaccines.html

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Sat Jun 5, 2021, 07:15 AM

1. The rate of vaccination here is still much lower than in the USA

Just in the last two months, people I know have been infected with Covid-19, and one of them, a guy of about 50, is in such bad shape, I don't know if he'll be alive in a month.

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Sat Jun 5, 2021, 07:42 AM

2. U.K. has had an 80% increase in daily new cases in the past 2 weeks

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7 day moving average ending 6/4 compared to 7 day moving average ending 5/21.

https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2021/world/covid-cases.html

https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2021/world/united-kingdom-covid-cases.html

They were doing much better than the U.S. for months until recently, now they have 1.4 times the U.S. rate in daily new cases per 100k

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Sun Jun 6, 2021, 12:59 AM

4. Ireland is soaring. But other than Ireland and U.K., other European countries are falling or flat

Ireland is soaring, according to the little graphette that pops up when you put the mouse over Ireland. But the table doesn't show a percent increase, just a '----' line for some reason. Anyway, Ireland's daily new case rate (7 day moving average) is 26, compared to U.K.'s 6.1 and U.S.'s 4.3.

Except for U.K. and Ireland, All European countries have falling new case rates, with a couple of exceptions that are about flat, Russia being one of those.

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