After a sixteen day absence, the NH State Response to COVID-19 press conference is scheduled for today at 3pm. Could this be the last one for months? Or ever?

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3:00 PM
Press Conference
NH Fire Academy Administration Building
98 Smokey Bear Blvd.
Concord, NH

As the numbers of active cases in The Granite State continue to plummet, I have to wonder if this will be the last official response update that I have come to depend upon for any and all statistics concerning COVID-19 infections in New Hampshire.

The drop in infections within every 7 days has now reached 40% and the current active number is hovering at the lowest it's been in 9 months.

Of the nearly 1.4 million Granite Staters, only 25 are currently being hospitalized for coronavirus symptoms.

For those of you that may not have watched these pressers as regularly as I have, the customary introduction from Governor Sununu is followed by Dr. Benjamin Chan, Dr. Elizabeth Daly and DHHS Commissioner Lori Shibinette giving updates on infections, vaccinations and outbreaks.

Other than the exception of Dr. Daly's vaccination stats update, we could be headed very soon to the point where 'no news is good news'. In excess of 70% of NH adults have at least received received their first vaccination shot.

Given what the studies have shown as far as future protection from infection and,  barring the unthinkable, we'll not likely see the number of cases ever reach the levels that they did just a few short months ago.

I'm terrible at making predictions, but I will say that I'll be surprised if there isn't an announcement today that this will be the final NH State Response Conference until at least the fall of 2021.

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