Americans believe the worst of the pandemic is yet to come. COVID-19 Updates
More than a year and a half after the outbreak of the Corona virus, most Americans believe that the coronavirus remains a significant threat to US public health and the economy, according to a Pew Research Center report released Wednesday.
Despite widespread vaccination efforts, 54% of adults in the United States say the worst outbreak is yet to come. The report, based on a survey of 10,348 US adults conducted from August 23-29, 2021, found that 73% of those 18 years of age or older say they have received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. About a quarter of adults say they have not received a vaccine. Some of the lowest vaccination rates are seen among those without health insurance and white evangelical Protestants (57% each) as well as among Republicans and smaller Republicans (60%).
Black adults are now as likely as white adults to say they have received a vaccine (70% and 72%, respectively). Earlier in the outbreak, African Americans were less likely to say they were planning to get a COVID-19 vaccine.
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► More than 4,000 students at California State University, Sacramento, They failed to provide evidence that they had been vaccinated By the September 13 deadline, he is now denied access to campus.
The Buffalo Bills became the second NFL team to require all members of the eligible audience to show proof of vaccination. The Las Vegas Raiders have previously made requirements for fans 12 and up.
📈Today’s numbers: The United States has recorded more than 41 million confirmed cases of COVID-19 and more than 663,000 deaths, According to data from Johns Hopkins University. Global totals: more than 225 million cases and 4.6 million deaths. Nearly 179 million Americans – 54% of the population – have been fully vaccinated. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
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The surge in COVID-19 hospitalizations among unvaccinated people is adding billions of dollars in preventable costs to the nation’s health care system, Kaiser Family Foundation (KFF) analysis found.
In August, the new analysis estimates that the preventable costs of treating unvaccinated patients in hospitals total $3.7 billion, double the estimates for June and July combined. The total avoidable costs of those three months are now estimated at $5.7 billion. Estimates are based on KFF’s analysis of US Department of Health and Human Services data and find that each hospitalization of COVID-19 results, on average, in nearly $20,000 in hospital costs.
The United States reached another pandemic stage on Tuesday: One in 500 Americans died of COVID-19, Johns Hopkins University data shows. With 662,899 deaths, America is reporting a casualty count equal to 0.2% of the population, based on the number of people who answered the 2020 census taken near the start of the pandemic. Half of these deaths occurred shortly before Christmas 2020.
The country has reached this point with the high number of hospitalizations due to the highly contagious delta variant of the coronavirus. The boom has caused shortages in health care facilities not seen since the winter peak of COVID-19, before vaccines were widely available in the United States.
As of last week, the United States also recorded more cases of COVID-19 in 2021 than in the previous year. In the past 28 days, the country recorded 4.3 million new cases and more than 39,000 deaths.
– Mike Stock
Clinics across the country have opened specifically to treat patients with COVID-19 after infection. Just like the virus, these new clinics are far from standardized. Some focus on one or a few symptoms, such as smell and taste, headaches, or heart problems. Others seek to address a range of complaints. Some are specifically formulated for the long-term treatment of COVID-19. Doctors find themselves involved in trial and error to see what works.
Dr. Zijian Chen, an endocrinologist at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in New York, said he was concerned that clinics would treat those who show up at their doors rather than everyone who needs help.
“We don’t want to treat those who seek help preferentially,” he said. “We want to reach those who may not even know that help exists.” Read more here.
– Stephanie Ennis and Shari Rudavsky
A week ago, President Joe Biden signed a measure requiring employees of companies with 100 or more workers to either get vaccinated against COVID-19 or take a weekly test if they are not working from home. It’s called a vaccine mandate But experts say it could easily be seen as delegating a test. Both will help the ultimate goal of fighting the pandemic but there are trade-offs. Although the vaccination is controversial for some, it is free. Testing helps slow the spread but is expensive and it is not yet known who will pay. But experts say testing alone is not enough.
“You’re not going to test your way out of the pandemic,” said Daniel Salmon, director of the Vaccine Safety Institute at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. “We need high levels of population immunity that will come from vaccination, which provides better protection from natural infection.”
– Elizabeth’s way
For months, Lisa Wilson went door-to-door in Belle Glade, Florida, trying to persuade people to get a coronavirus vaccine. Despite Wilson’s insistence that the shots would save lives, some members of her family ignored her. In the past three weeks, Six of them died from complications from COVID-19.
The nightmare began in late August when her 48-year-old uncle passed away. A day after his funeral, her 89-year-old grandmother was hospitalized and died 24 hours later.
In quick succession, three of her cousins followed, and on Sunday, a 44-year-old assistant football coach died in her family.
“I was in their ears almost every day. You just have to do it,” Wilson said on Tuesday. “I’m beating myself up. Should I have done more? “
– Jane Musgrave, Palm Beach Post
Controversial Tennessee Reverend Greg Locke, who has been repeatedly accused of spreading misinformation about COVID-19, was Banned from Twitter on Tuesday. After the permanent suspension, Locke, who patronizes the Global Vision Bible Church on Mount Juliet, posted a video on Facebook saying he was being censored for “throwing bible bombs.”
Luke’s Church has held in-person services, including in a tent, since 2020 amid the pandemic. He has been vocal in his opposition to COVID-19 protocols, even declaring his church a mask-free zone.
– Natalie Nysa Alund, Tennessee
Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich filed on Tuesday Legal Challenge to Federal Requirements For companies that require COVID-19 vaccinations or conduct weekly testing in companies with 100 or more employees, this has been described as an overreach.
“This is a violation of individual liberties,” Brnovich said in a phone call with reporters on Tuesday, adding that the law leaves such health decisions to states.
Brnovich’s office filed a complaint in the US District Court for the District of Arizona seeking a ruling declaring the new federal policies unconstitutional. The attorney general’s office said the lawsuit is the first of its kind filed in the United States, although more action is expected across the country. Under President Joe Biden’s plan, the requirement that employees be vaccinated or undergo weekly COVID-19 testing applies to employers with 100 or more workers. Employers who do not comply may face fines of $14,000 per violation.
– Ryan Randazzo, Arizona Republic
Contributing: The Associated Press