CDC: Pandemic could be under control by this summer
The COVID-19 pandemic could be at least temporarily under control by July, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
The CDC says that goal can be achieved if the vast majority of people get vaccinated and continue with precautions.
However, the CDC's director also warned that if people are not careful, things could go in the other direction.
"The models give us an important reminder. They project that local conditions and emerging variants are putting many states at risk for increases in COVID-19 cases," says Dr. Rochelle Walensky. "Especially if we do not increase the rate of vaccinations and if we do not keep our current mitigation strategies in place until we have a critical mass of people vaccinated."
The announcement comes as the tri-state area is set to roll back many capacity restrictions this month.
President Joe Biden also announced a new vaccination goal of 70% of adults getting at least one dose by July 4.