Hello Johns Creek,
There is some positive news about vaccines which you should know about. Recently the CDC posted the following to its website:
Currently, clinical trials are evaluating investigational COVID-19 vaccines in many thousands of study participants to generate scientific data and other information for the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to determine their safety and effectiveness. These clinical trials are being conducted according to the rigorous standards set forth by FDA in their June 2020 guidance document, Development and Licensure of Vaccines to Prevent COVID-19 external icon. If FDA determines that a vaccine meets its safety and effectiveness standards, it can make these vaccines available for use in the United States by approval or emergency use authorization.
While this is positive news, it should not take away from the fact that cases continue to increase rapidly across the United States. The rise in cases continues to be of concern as new cases of COVID-19 continue to rise in Fulton County and within the city, as is evidenced by the data within the following report which provides a brief overview of the state of the coronavirus in Johns Creek and in Fulton County.
The dramatic trajectory of new diagnoses has been continuing for almost two months straight. I again stress the importance of wearing a mask, limiting your exposure to enclosed indoor areas, and practicing social distancing. Each and every member of our city and community must do what we can to address the spread of this infection.
In the past two weeks (reporting weeks of 11/14 to 11/27) there were more than 3,241 new cases of COVID-19 in Fulton County.
In that same period, there were 247 new cases in the City of Johns Creek, which represents a 33.5 % increase in new diagnoses.
We’ve previously reported that case counts in Johns Creek are among the lower portion when compared to the other major cities in North Fulton County. But that is no longer the case. The latest report shows new diagnoses in Johns Creek over the past 14-day reporting period trail only those of Atlanta (1,394) Sandy Springs (373) and Roswell (263). Climbing the charts is not taking steps to address the spread of the virus. We can and must do better.