When Will the Pandemic Be Over?

At what point will we no longer be in pandemic mode?

Doctor Fauci shared this information just the other day: In the United States, we've had 29.3 million cases of COVID-19. On March 9, we had 55,832 cases reported. 

Here's the key number. Dr. Fauci says we need to be at or below 10,000 daily cases before the pandemic is under control. We are way below the 300,000 cases recorded on Jan. 8; however, we still have a long way to go to get to the 10,000 number. Plus, the expectation is that the cases will rise here in the coming six weeks as the variants of the disease that are much more transmissible gain more traction here in the United States. 

We are in the calm before the storm!

Eric Holdeman is a contributing writer for Emergency Management magazine and is the former director of the King County, Wash., Office of Emergency Management.