Despite New York City officials are vaccinating millions of residents. the coronavirus continues to spread with more than fifty zip codes in New York City showing a positive test rate over ten percent. Public health experts, including ICAP’s Wafaa El-Sadr, are concerned about data being overlooked when officials consider new steps and restrictions to stop the spread of COVID-19.
“I feel like people are numbed by the numbers; I worry about the complacency and fatigue,” said El-Sadr. “I worry about the focus on vaccines, rather than what’s happening with the virus.”