The good news is that the vaccines have definitely decreased the rate of death due to COVID in the United States. The bad news is that the Delta variant is more contagious.

We need to change the focus on COVID from death rates to other measures that show the impact of the continuing spread. COVID still can have significant impacts even when ti doesn’t kill you, and we need to put the focus on that. Too many still think COVID is nothing more than a cold, or at worst case the flu.