US outlook improving as vaccinations rise, deaths fall

(AP) — More than three months into the U.S. vaccination drive, many of the numbers paint an increasingly encouraging picture.

Seventy percent of Americans 65 and older have received at least one dose of the vaccine, and COVID-19 deaths have dipped below 1,000 a day on average for the first time since November.

Also, dozens of states have thrown open vaccinations to all adults or are planning to do so in a matter of weeks.

The outlook in the U.S. stands in stark contrast to the deteriorating situation in places like Brazil and Europe.

At the same time, public health experts in the U.S. are warning at every turn that it’s too early to declare victory and that relaxing social distancing and other measures could easily lead to another surge.

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