The state of Michigan could soon be headed towards a lockdown once again. According to the CDC, officials are discussing with local officials the apparent need for further restrictions amid soaring COVID-19 cases in the area. The CDC reports in its latest numbers that Michigan is now seeing on average about 6,000 COVID cases a day compared to just 2k a day just days ago.
Dr. Rochelle Wolensky does not believe that the state could vaccinate its way out of a fourth wave, mostly, because vaccines would take some time to take full effect.
When you have an acute situation, extraordinary number of cases like we have in Michigan, the answer is not necessarily to give vaccine,’ she said.
‘The answer to that is to really close thing downs, to back to our basic, to go back to where we were last spring, last summer… to flatten the curve, to decrease contact with one another, to test to the extent that we have available, to contact trace.