On Sep 26, 2021, the USA reported a 7-day average of 119,886 new covid cases. One year earlier (Sep 26, 2020), the number was 44,675. Cases are 2.68 times higher than they were at this time last year. That's what I will refer to when I use the term ratio
The 7-day average of new covid cases on Sep. 26th, 2021 compared what it was on that day one year ago. High ratio means their cases have gone up more.Ratio rank:
How that state's ratio compares against the other 49Vacc %:
the % of that state that has been vaccinated (source: https://www.beckershospitalreview.com/public-health/states-ranked-by-percentage-of-population-vaccinated-march-15.html
How that state's Vacc % compares against the other 49Analysis:
Vermont, the state with the highest Vacc %, also saw the biggest increase in cases from a year ago (when there was no vaccine). However, this can be deceptive since their numbers are very small. The case count increased from 4 to 200, making for a very skewed ratio. But looking closer, their place in the list isn't that inconsistent since they are right next to their two neighbors who also show high case increases and high vacc rates. They are followed by Alaska, another cold weather state.
Then we have West Virginia, the least vaccinated state, rounding up the top 5 of biggest increase in cases.
After that, it the results look quite scattered. We see the highly vaccinated states hanging around the middle of the pack. At the bottom of the list (the states with the smallest cases increases) we see some poorly vaccinated places and some middle-of-the-pack ones.
Overall, I don't see there being enough of a correlation for one to draw meaningful conclusions.This post was edited by Kayeto on Sep 28 2021 11:45am