Iowa's reasons to stay COVID cautious
Iowa COVID-19 case counts and hospitalizations have trended down for two consecutive months, according to The New York Times.
Why it matters: It's what's behind the return of events like Thursday's St. Patrick's Day festivities in Des Moines.
Yes, but: Coronavirus cases are surging again in several European countries, potentially signaling that the U.S. could experience another spike soon as well, Axios' Caitlin Owens reports.
- Some of the factors at play include relaxed mitigation measures and the spread of the B.A.2 variant, Scripps Research's Eric Topol tweeted.
- Wastewater surveillance shows increasing COVID levels in Des Moines and other metros, such as Chicago.
The bottom line: There's reason to stay cautious.
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