US vs EU27 comparatives in the pandemic dynamics through the week 12 of 2021 are showing continued, albeit declining improvement in the relative position of the US. That said, much of the improvement is down to lags in new waves development, with the EU27 now firmly in its Wave 3 and the U.S. potentially entering Wave 4.
- Dramatic relaxation of prior restrictions and public health measures across many states, well-ahead of vaccinations making a significant impact on infections;
- Increased seasonal travel and social activities (primarily due to Spring Break);
- Severely lax enforcement of Covid19 restrictions and measures during the last 3 months; and
- Effectively free-for-all, cavalier approach to public safety by many U.S. residents.
Is American public health system fit for purpose? Anyone?