CDC projects ‘sharp decline’ in COVID cases by summer

High vaccination rates, continued masking and social distancing could bring a large drop in coronavirus cases by July, according to new projections by the Centers for Disease Control.
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Transcript for CDC projects ‘sharp decline’ in COVID cases by summer
Yeah, opening date has been announced. The stage light set to go on. The curtain must go up. It will in September. Theaters opening at full capacity. That is a big sign that new York, an epicenter of the virus is coming out of the pandemic. Whit Johnson is out on Broadway to start us off. Good morning, whit. Reporter: Michael, good morning. To many Broadway is the heartbeat of the city generaing billions of dollars for the local economy. Take a look at the marquees, though, many have been shut down for more than a year but now a sign of hope as tickets can start going on sale as Earl will I as today for shows in the fall. This morning, the CDC releasing new projections showing that high vaccination rates continued masking and social distancing could bring a sharp decline in covid cases by July. We are not out of the woods yet but could be close. Reporter: Still threats remain like variants and questions about how long vaccines will provide protection. On Wednesday, modern saying that should vaccine booster shots become necessary early data suggest theirs will be effective against strains from South Africa and Brazil. A good piece of news. It suggests not only can we boost people's immunity back up and keep it high during the pandemic but that we can specifically boost it up against some of the new variants of Reporter: Now a new focus on kids. Canada announcing it has authorized the pfizer vaccine in 12 to 15-year-olds as the U.S. Awaits a decision for that same age group any day, the Biden administration doubling down on its promise to act immediately. We know that kids want to go to camp this summer and know parents want them to be safe and prepared to move as quickly as we can after any kind of authorization. Reporter: All four kids in this family volunteered for the pfizer trials through Cincinnati children's hospital now encouraging others to roll up their sleeves. Don't be worried. Don't be scared. You're all done. It's a super quick shot and the payoff is like totally worth Reporter: As vaccination rates increase, some bright news for New York City, once the center of the pandemic, now making strides. In two weeks the Yankees and mets will begin seating fans in separate areas of the ballparks. Sections for vaccinated fans will be at 100% capacity. Sections for unvaccinated fans at 33% and Broadway slated to open mid-september for show at 100% capacity. Now, back to baseball for a moment. Teams across the country are offering all kinds of sin tentatives to get people vaccinated. The Yankees and mets are offering free ticket vouchers for people who go to the game and get their shots at the stadiums, Michael. Whit, president Biden is committing to waving vaccine Reporter: Michael, that's right. This is a big shift for the Biden administration. Now supporting waving those intellectual property rights protections. This would allow other manufacturers to get the ingredients and the recipes to produce these vaccines and get them to hard to reach places around the world. Something that many advocates say will help slow the spread of this virus, but a trade group representing some of the manufacturers is pushing back saying that it will only sow confusion and could lead to counterfeit vaccines, Michael. Definitely a big deal there, whit. Thank you have so much.

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