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9/5/21: COVID19: Europe and EU27

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Updating graphs for Europe and EU27 pandemic data through week 17 of 2021:Some good news with a shade of a reality check:New cases are off their Wave 3 highs, solidly soCurrent case counts are still above Wave 2 trough and well ahead of where they were at the end of Summer 2020.Similar, but a bit more benign trend in weekly death counts:Good news 'part 3': mortality rates are declining, again:While the progress on vaccinations across Europe has been less impressive than desired, it now appears that two factors are driving the end of the Wave 3 of this pandemic:Vaccinations roll-outs, andCumulated effects of recent (and in some countries still ongoing) restrictions.Let's hope these trends remain persistent in weeks ahead and the new variants do not show up with resistance to

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Updating graphs for Europe and EU27 pandemic data through week 17 of 2021:

9/5/21: COVID19: Europe and EU27

Some good news with a shade of a reality check:
  • New cases are off their Wave 3 highs, solidly so
  • Current case counts are still above Wave 2 trough and well ahead of where they were at the end of Summer 2020.
Similar, but a bit more benign trend in weekly death counts:

9/5/21: COVID19: Europe and EU27

Good news 'part 3': mortality rates are declining, again:

9/5/21: COVID19: Europe and EU27

While the progress on vaccinations across Europe has been less impressive than desired, it now appears that two factors are driving the end of the Wave 3 of this pandemic:

  1. Vaccinations roll-outs, and
  2. Cumulated effects of recent (and in some countries still ongoing) restrictions.
Let's hope these trends remain persistent in weeks ahead and the new variants do not show up with resistance to vaccinations. 

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