Why flatlining COVID-19 cases might be good holiday news

Nationwide COVID-19 infections have plateaued after weeks of rapid decline, just as colder weather and the upcoming holidays drive people indoors.

Experts say the country is in a stalemate between increasing vaccinations and the still-spreading delta variant.

Even though infections will likely increase this winter, they say that isn’t a reason to panic.

Vaccinations are working, and the U.S. likely won’t see a major spike like the one that devastated the country this time last year.