This weekend we are passing 25 million confirmed cases in the US ... and we passed 400 thousand deaths earlier in the week. There are areas of the country where the numbers are high. (Arizona, South Carolina, California, Rhode Island and New York states are at the top of the chart for the past seven days.) But the national numbers have dropped slightly. (Averaging 3000 deaths per day is still bad.) Seeing the 28 day average curve drop even slightly is encouraging. One threshold we should pass this week (even if the statistics are slow to show progress) is to have more people vaccinated (first shot) that we have had confirmed cases in the US. In addition to the mass vaccination sites pharmacies in my area are mobilizing to give shots. For example: When Vaccines Roll Out in the U.S., Walmart Stands Ready to Serve 10-15 million shots per month Register to get your free COVID-19 vaccinations at Meijer Pre-registration now available One thing to watch for is to make sure one is signing up through a reputable organization. Unfortunately there are bad people in this world who will take any opportunity to run a scam. My state (Indiana) has avoided most of the nightmare stories of people waiting in long lines for hours or even overnight to be vaccinated by having a registration system. The registration system was overwhelmed a couple of weeks ago when vaccinations became available to 70+ aged people. One issue found was communities where registration is difficult due to access to phones and internet and reliable transportation to make it to the appointment so the state has started using mobile clinics. One operated Saturday at a Mennonite church. Another is planned at a community center near low income housing projects on Thursday. Hopefully they will be well attended but not overwhelmed. My in-laws shots went well on Friday and they are per-scheduled for their second shot in three weeks.