A key scientific finding about how COVID infections are spreading across the United States may soon be in the public domain.
The National Science Foundation, which oversees the agency that oversees the National Institutes of Health, announced on Wednesday that the findings are publicly available, and that they will be publicly available in the next few weeks.
The announcement comes as scientists are preparing to make public their latest assessment of how well the pandemic has slowed.
The report is an update of a 2015 analysis that found that the number of infections is decreasing and the overall number of cases has dropped dramatically.
That analysis was funded by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, a nonprofit research agency.
In its new report, released in conjunction with the U.S. Geological Survey, researchers examined how coronavirus infections are changing across the country.
The researchers found that while the number and distribution of cases are increasing, the proportion of infections in rural areas is declining and the proportion in urban areas is increasing.
While the rate of COVID infection is declining, the rates of infection are increasing in the most populated areas, the report found.
The rate of infection in urban counties is about 8 percent higher than rural counties, and the rate in urban and rural areas in rural and suburban areas is about 7.5 percent and about 10 percent, respectively.
“We are seeing an increase in the number, prevalence, and number of COV-1 infections, and it is really important that we continue to monitor these infections,” said Dr. Richard Pielke Jr., who is a co-author of the report and director of the National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Disease at the University of California, Berkeley.
The new analysis, which looked at the total number of people infected and how many were reported, is the latest update of an earlier analysis that concluded that COVID deaths in the U., even among the vaccinated, were not significantly higher than those in the general population.
That study also did not look at how the infections were spreading.
The scientists found that COV infections in the vaccinated had decreased dramatically over the past few years, even though the rate and distribution were not increasing.
“These are the people that are being vaccinated,” said Paul J. Berglund, a coauthor of that analysis and a researcher at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
“They’re doing things to avoid getting COV and they’re not getting infected.”
But even though COVID cases are dropping, they’re still outpacing deaths.
In 2014, the year before the pandemics started, about 6.5 million Americans died from COVID.
By 2016, that number had risen to about 16 million.
The rate of death in the United Kingdom, where the virus is more prevalent, is also lower than the rate that’s being reported in the States.
In 2015, the rate was about 1.4 deaths per 100,000 people, compared with 2.2 deaths per 1,000 in the country as a whole.
“The UK has a very low death rate because they’ve managed to manage it with vaccination,” Berglun said.
“The USA has a high death rate, and so the UK has managed to get that under control.
And in the USA, it’s a little bit like that, too.”
Dr. William Schaffner, an infectious disease specialist at the Harvard School of Public Health, said that while there are a number of factors at play that explain why COVID outbreaks have dropped, he said that it’s not the number or location of the people who are infected.
The researchers found a link between COVID and infections in people who live in areas with low vaccination rates, who are less likely to be vaccinated.
“There’s no correlation between the COV infection rate and vaccination,” Schaffners said.
“This shows us that it really is a population health issue, and we should be paying attention to the population at large,” he said.
Schaffners noted that the new findings may be surprising to some people who have been expecting more COVID in the years ahead.
“If you were a doctor and you thought the number was going to be higher, you’re very wrong,” he told LiveScience.
“It’s actually the opposite, actually, and you’re going to see that this will actually be a good thing,” he added.
The United States and other countries have already begun deploying more vaccines in response to the pandems.
The U.K. is deploying a new vaccine that is designed to work with COVID, and France has deployed a vaccine designed to fight the virus.
Other countries are moving forward with their own vaccines.
The Netherlands has deployed its COVID vaccine to help control the spread of the virus, and Denmark plans to start testing its vaccine for a vaccine against COVID by the end of 2018.
But the vaccine is not expected to be ready in time for the 2020 Olympics.