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Younger subjects tended to be stronger initially, as did males, but the rate of progress and the plateau after a year were consistent across groups.
Officials urged people to follow public health guidelines to minimize the risk of contracting the variant as new daily cases in the hard-hit state plateau at more than 38,000, while deaths average more than 515 daily.Another coronavirus variant linked to growing share of cases, several large outbreaks, in California|Fenit Nirappil|January 18, 2021|Washington Post
“In general, the immune response tends to follow a pattern where there is an initial phase where it ramps up, then it peaks and then contracts a little bit, and then goes on a plateau—a steady state level,” Sette says.
In both cases, the bulls bought the notion that valuations had permanently reached a new, much higher plateau than in the past.Investing legends Carl Icahn and Jeremy Grantham see a stock market bubble|Shawn Tully|January 8, 2021|Fortune
The immune response to a virus builds gradually, peaks, then begins to contract — but can reach a plateau, and stay there for a long period.Post-infection coronavirus immunity usually robust after 8 months, study shows|Joel Achenbach|January 7, 2021|Washington Post
Exports, which soared in 2010 and 2011, are showing signs of plateauing as the global economy slows.No Matter How Crazy Washington Is, Americans Can’t Stop Shopping|Daniel Gross|March 13, 2013|DAILY BEAST
“Plateauing” is what Wharton Business School calls this lack of appetite for the climb.