Updating graphs for Europe and EU27 pandemic data through week 17 of 2021:
- 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.
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, and
- Cumulated effects of recent (and in some countries still ongoing) restrictions.