NH COVID-19 Spring Surge Update
Governor Sununu's latest press conference today on NH's COVID-19 Spring surge of new cases and impressive vaccination numbers makes me think of the paradox of an immovable object meeting an unstoppable force.
Active Cases Of COVID-19 in NH: 3,287
That's a one hundred and seventy four case bounce in just the last 24 hours and over 800 new active cases have been reported over the last two days.
This is the highest level of active cases since the 'Holiday Surge' waned in late January.
The State of NH also reported another 7 deaths today from COVID-19 bringing the total to 1,245.
On the vaccination front however, the light of hope burns ever brighter.
In excess of 600,000 Granite Staters have at least received their first shot of vaccine, which draws the number to over one third of our total population.
The update on the number of people fully vaccinated has just risen above 17% and should climb at a much faster rate as more of the 'one shot' Johnson & Johnson doses get distributed in the next coming weeks.
Tomorrow the final phase of vaccination gets underway as people between the ages of 16 and 29 can register for an appointment through the VINI interface at vaccines.nh.gov
If you are 16 or 17 years of age, you can only be administered the Pfizer vaccine. You also need parental accompaniment AND both of you need proper ID and proof of NH residency.
On a personal note, the majority of my elder family members have now received their 2nd shot of Pfizer and not one has reported any side effects. To be honest, I think that's the dose I'd choose if that was at all possible.
Hopefully, this surge will plummet soon with around a quarter million more vaccinations likely in April.